Australien. Ansicht der Admiralitätsinseln / Neu Irland (Carterebai.)

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Article ID OZ0357


Australien. Ansicht der Admiralitätsinseln / Neu Irland (Carterebai.)


Representation of natives from Admiralty Islands in Papua New Guinea. The Admiralty Islands are an archipelago group of 18 islands in the Bismarck Archipelago, to the north of New Guinea in the South Pacific Ocean. These are also sometimes called the Manus Islands, after the largest island.


ca. 1790



Historical Description

The Portuguese Jorge de Meneses, who explored the north coast and offshore islands in 1526/27, is considered the island's European explorer. In 1545 the Spaniard Íñigo Ortiz de Retez landed and named the island "New Guinea" because the coast reminded him of that of the African Guinea, which he had previously passed. In 1623 Jan Carstenszoon mapped large parts of the coast on behalf of the Dutch East India Company. Since then, the Dutch East India Company has maintained business and political contacts with the region and the Sultanate of Tidore.

Dimensions (cm)23,5 x 13
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored


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