A View of the Pearl-Fishery.Engraved for Millar's New, Complete & Universal System of Geography.
[London: A. Hogg, c.1782.]
Copper engraving, 190 x 290mm. 7½ x 11½". Creases.
Diving for pearls from pearl oysters, from rowing boats, for trade with European and other travellers, their tents to shore to right. For thousands of years, most seawater pearls were retrieved by divers working in the Indian Ocean, in areas such as the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, and in the Gulf of Mannar (between Sri Lanka and India). In distinctive decorative border, from George Henry Millar's 'The new and universal System of Geography, being a complete history and description of the whole world. ...' 1782.
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