[Samoa] MamoeA Chief of the Samoan Islands.
[London, n.d., c.1840s.]
Steel engraving, sheet 195 x 125mm. 7¾ x 5". Sheet a little trimmed; closed tears from lower edge.
A Samoan convert to Christianity, in European dress; holding a book open (almost certainly a Bible) in his right hand. The Samoan Islands or Samoa Islands (formerly referred to as Navigators' Islands) is an archipelago in the central South Pacific, forming part of the Polynesia region.
NLA Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK11653.
[Ref: 24036] £110.00