Savages of Cape Diemen Preparing their Meal.No. V
Pub.d Apr. 20. 1800 by J. Debrett Piccadilly.
Engraving, 229 x 292mm (9 x 11½)".
Indigenous people of Cape Diemen, at the extreme west of New Zealand's North Island. 'About noon we saw them prepare their repast. Hitherto we had but a faint idea of the pains the women take to procure the food requisite for the subsistence of their families' ( 'An Account of A Voyage in search of La Perouse...Under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux', an edition of which this print is taken from).
For the women catching food for the meal see ref. 32231;
[Ref: 32230] £330.00