Various implements from the Society Islands, 1822-1825.

Tardieu, Ambroise

 
Various implements from the Society Islands, 1822-1825.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving by Ambroise Tardieu after Chazal, plate 5 from 'Voyage autour du monde' ('Voyage round the world') by Louis Isidore Duperrey (1826), showing weapons, tools and other objects from the Society Islands (now part of French Polynesia). There are spears, a fly-switch, iron and stone axes, a tool used for tattooing, a bamboo flute, a mother-of-pearl necklace, wooden benches, and a shuttle for a loom. Duperrey (1786-1865), a French marine hydrographer, was the commander of the 'Coquille' during its voyage (1822-1825) to Chile, Peru, Polynesia, the Molucca Islands (Indonesia), New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Australia.

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