Tahiti Pacific island natives Hawaii Indian 1811 world culture ethnography printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(Pacific ocean island natives- Tahiti- Hawaii- North America- World ethnography- Culture)
Issued c.1811, Vienna. Likely engraved by Schmuzer.
Charming miniature engraving with original hand color. Depicts natives of this Pacific region. Appears to represent natives of Tahiti, pacific islands including Hawaii (?). Lower right figure with feathered head dress appears to be North American Indian.
A scarce early 19th century ethnographic image, with original hand color which greatly enhances the visual appeal.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Sheet measures c. 7 1/8"H x 4 1/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 3/4"H x 3 1/2"W.