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Nouvelle Zélande.
Nouvelle Zélande. Jeune Fille. Chef de Guerriers.
Paris del. Himely sc. de Sainson Edit. Finot imp.
Aquatint on india, plate 295 x 380mm (11½ x 15") with very large margins. Blind stamp with 'La Favorite' in the bottom margin. Some spotting in margins. Large water stain in left margin.
Part of a series "Voyage Autour du Monde par les Mers de l’Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830,1831,1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace". Published in Paris in 1835 under the direction of Louise Auguste de Sainson. Under the command of Laplace, La Favorite explored Indian Ocean and the route to the Indies via the Strait of Malacca, between Sumatra and Malaysia, into the China Sea (1830-1832). Two scenes of daily life in New Zealand; the left shows a young lady and other ladies presumably dancing; the right a tattooed chief sitting with a staff wearing a cloak made from Phormium tenax (New Zealand flax) fibre.
[Ref: 54882]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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