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Antique Print-MARQUESAS ISLANDS-POLYNESIA-TATTOO-Stuart-Portman-Kuyper-1802

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Antique Print-MARQUESAS ISLANDS-POLYNESIA-TATTOO-Stuart-Portman-Kuyper-1802

Description: This scarse engraved plate originates from: 'De mensch, zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol beschreven door Martinus Suart, afgebeeld door Jacques Kuyper.', 1st ed. in 6 parts, published by Johannes Allart, Amsterdam, 1802. This famous anthropological work was 'the first Dutch treatise on geographical anthropology... Quite a few plates are after the travel accounts of Captain Cook, La Pérouse, Carver, Levaillant, etc...' (Landwehr).

Artists and Engravers: Author: Martinus Stuart (Dutch preacher, historian: 1765-1826). Engraved by Louis Portman after Jacques Kuyper.

Subject: Plate: 'Marquisen-Eilanders.' (Inhabitants of the Marquesas Islands, Polynesia.) The Marquesas Islands (French: Iles Marquises or Archipel des Marquises or Marquises; Marquesan: Te Henua (K)enana (North Marquesan) and Te Fenua `Enata (South Marquesan), both meaning 'The Land of Men') are a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southern Pacific Ocean.

Condition: Excellent. General age related toning. Stain in right margin, not affecting image. Occasional very light staining in margins only. Please study scan carefully.

Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 13.4 x 22.4 cm. The image size is ca. 9 x 13.9 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 5.3 x 8.8 inch. The image size is ca. 3.5 x 5.5 inch.

Medium: Line engraving and stipple engraving. Original hand colouring. Vellin type paper.

Location: (PCO) C66-18

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