Artifacts from New Zealand, 1822-1825.
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Engraved plate 40 from 'Voyage autour du monde' ('Voyage round the world') by Louis Isidore Duperrey (1826). Illustrated are various items made by the Maori; green soapstone axe; hatchet made of serpentine; clubs made of whalebone, serpentine and hardwood; mallets for beating fern roots; fork and flute made of human bone; paddle; wooden flute; shark's tooth amulet; wooden funnel; chief's staff; fish hooks; wooden boxes; pendants and earrings; fetish; hardwood bowl. 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.