Artifacts from the haven of Doreri, New Guinea, 1822-1825.
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Engraved plate 32 from 'Voyage autour du monde' ('Voyage round the world') by Louis Isidore Duperrey (1826). Illustrated are a Papuan spear, a shell ornament, a copper earring, a headdres decorated with casowary feathers, a Papuan comb, a cleaver or chopper, a turning axe, a wooden mortar for pounding millet, a drum, and an earthenware pot. The haven or harbour of Doreri is in the Doberai Peninsula, on the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea. 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.