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Australien. Tänzerin von der Insel Otahiti. Eiländer von Watiu. Mann aus Mangeea/ Bewohner der Ostra Inseln.

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Article ID OZ0355
Artist Anonymus
Title Australien. Tänzerin von der Insel Otahiti. Eiländer von Watiu. Mann aus Mangeea/ Bewohner der Ostra Inseln.
Year c. 1790
Description
Representation of natives from Oceania. 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 x 13
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueManuscript

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