Line engraving and stipple engraving. Original hand colouring. Vellin type paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 12.5 x 22 cm. The image size is ca. 9.5 x 14.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 4.9 x 8.7 inch. The image size is ca. 3.7 x 5.7 inch.
Plate: ‘Bewooners van de Haven der Franschen.’ (Inhabitants of French Port, Lituya Bay, Alaska, USA.) 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: Excellent. General age related toning. Occasional very light staining in margins only. Please study scan.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-FRENCH PORT-LITUYA BAY-ALASKA-USA-STUART-PORTMAN-KUYPER