Line engraving and stipple engraving. Original hand colouring. Vellin type paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 13.3 x 22.3 cm. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 13.7 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 5.2 x 8.8 inch. The image size is ca. 3.6 x 5.4 inch.
Plate: ‘Esquimoos.’ (Eskimo’s.) With canoe. Eskimos (or Esquimaux) or Inuitâ€“Yupik (for Alaska: Inupiatâ€“Yupik) peoples are indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia), across Alaska (United States), Canada, and Greenland. 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 PÃ©rouse, Carver, Levaillant, etc…’ (Landwehr).Artists and Engravers: Author: Martinus Stuart (Dutch preacher, historian: 1765-1826). Engraved by Louis Portman after Jacques Kuyper.
Condition: Good. General age related toning. Occasional very light staining in margins only. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE COSTUME PRINT-ESKIMO-STUART-PORTMAN-KUYPER