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Australien. Ansicht eines Morai auf Oweihi/ Tänzerin von der Insel Movi, Mann von den freundschaftl. Inseln

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Article ID OZ0353
Artist Anonymus
Title Australien. Ansicht eines Morai auf Oweihi/ Tänzerin von der Insel Movi, Mann von den freundschaftl. Inseln
Year c. 1790
Description
Representation of natives from Oceania. Franz.-Poynesischen im Pazifischen Ozean. Das Society Islands: Tahiti
The Society Islands in French Polnesia. The archipelago is suspected to have been named by Captain James Cook during his first voyage in 1769, supposedly in honour of the Royal Society, the sponsor of the first British scientific survey of the islands. However, Cook himself stated in his journal that he called the islands Society "as they lay contiguous to one another.
 
Dimensions (cm)23,5 x 13
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueLithography

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