Stipple engraving with original hand colouring on wove (vellin) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 14.7 x 22.3 cm. The image size is ca. 9.3 x 14 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 5.8 x 8.8 inch. The image size is ca. 3.7 x 5.5 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Ulieteers.’ – A man and woman in the native costume of Raiatea (Ulieta is an obsolete name for the island) in French Polynesia. “De mensch, zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol”, 1st ed. in 6 parts, published by Johannes Allart, Amsterdam, 1802-1807. 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 Perouse, Carver, Levaillant, etc…’ (Landwehr). The author of this work is Martinus Stuart (Dutch preacher/historian, 1765-1826).Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Louis Portman’ after ‘Jacques Kuyper’.
Condition: Very good, given age. Left edge uneven and with binding holes (original). Top margin faintly dampstained. Some soiling in the lower right. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-RAIATEA-ULIETA-NATIVE-COSTUME-KUYPER-PORTMAN