[Paris: P. Bertrand, c.1844.]
Lithograph. Sheet 210 x 290mm (8¼ x 11½"). Trimmed.
A spear fisher on a raft made of inflated skin bladders on the Cobija River, Bolivia. The plate was published in 'La Relation du Voyage dans l'Amérique Méridionale pendant les annés 1826 à 1833' by Alcide d'Orbigny (1802-57), a work described by Charles Darwin as 'one of the great monuments of science in the 19th century'. It was an account of his mission to South America for the Paris Museum, on which he visited Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia and Peru, returning to France with more than 10,000 specimens.
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