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A Man of Sandwich Islands.
A Man of Sandwich Islands.
Engraved for the Ladies Magazine.
Published May 31st, 1785 by G. Robinson.
Engraving, 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼").
An indigenous inhabitant of Hawaii, adapted from the Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage (which described the first European visit to island) for the ''Ladies' Magazine''.
[Ref: 11378]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Habitans des Isles des Larrons.
Habitans des Isles des Larrons.
[after Alain Manesson Mallet.]
[Paris: Denys Thierry, 1683.]
Engraving. Sheet 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed to image.
Natives of the Mariana Islands. From Mallet's classic five-volume work 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 49554]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Head of a New Zealand Chief
The Head of a New Zealand Chief who was Kill'd in Battle by a Spear piercing through the Skull_The face Curiously Tattood & in a state of perfect preservatio the features being Retaind with the Hair, Teeth, Beard &c a process unknown to Europeans.
[n.d., c.1800.]
A rare etching. Sheet: 115 x 75mm (4½ x 3''). Trimmed, edged in a decorative border, laid on album sheet.
A ticket to view the Head. A print of a preserved, tattooed head of a maori from New Zealand. Known as mokomokai, the heads of tattooed men would be preserved and used in ceremonies, defeated warriors might also have their heads preserved as war trophies.
[Ref: 50272]   £390.00  
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Tamehamalu, Queen of the Sandwich Islands.
Tamehamalu, Queen of the Sandwich Islands.
R. Cooper sc.
Engraving. Sheet: 210 x 125mm (8¼ x 5'').
A portrait of Kamamalu, queen consort of Hawaii who arrived in London in May 1824 for a state visit to George IV.
[Ref: 50027]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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