Maori canoe, New Zealand, 1822-1825.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Maori canoe, New Zealand, 1822-1825.

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Engraved plate 45 from 'Voyage autour du monde' ('Voyage round the world') (1826) by Louis Isidore Duperrey. Maoris, one of whom is wearing European dres, paddling a canoe. 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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