Native of Nukahiwa.
Hand coloured aquatint and etching, rare. Sheet size: 180 x 118mm (7¼ x 4½"). Cut to image and around title.
A tattooed Polynesian man, drawn and etched by J. A. Atkinson. Nukahiwa is now called Nuku Hiva, and is the largest of the Iles Marquises (Marquesas Islands), in French Polynesia. Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern (1770-1846) arrived there in May 1804 and traded with it's inhabitants. Kruzenshtern was a German who commanded the first Russian circumnavigation of the world. This is the frontispiece from volume one of his ‘Voyage around the world, in the years 1803, 1804, 1805 & 1806’.
Abbey Travel 1.
[Ref: 32408] £130.00