Antique Print-TONGATAPU-WARRIOR-SPEAR-NATIVE-COSTUME-TONGA-Wahlen-1844

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Guerrier de Tonga Tabou. – Handcoloured plate showing a warrior with a short spear in native costume from Tongatapu, the main island of the Kingdom of Tonga.

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‘Guerrier de Tonga Tabou.’

Handcoloured lithograph, heightened with Arabic gum on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 16,7 x 26,1 cm. (6,6 x 10,3 inch). Image size: 12,5 x 18,5 cm. (4,9 x 7,3 inch).

From the Oceania volume of “Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les Peuples de Monde” by Auguste Wahlen. This was published in Paris: Poiree, Pilout, Duterte and Martinon, 1844.

Made by an anonymous engraver after ‘Auguste Wahlen’. Author: Auguste Wahlen. Various artists are responsible for the illustrations, most notably Evrard Duverger, L. Markaert and R. King.

Condition: Good, given age. Browned, and with some small stains. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: TONGATAPU-WARRIOR-SPEAR-NATIVE-COSTUME-TONGA

PCO-C9-10

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Dimensions 26 × 16 × 1 cm

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