Men from the Caroline Islands, (now Micronesia), 1822-1825.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Men from the Caroline Islands, (now Micronesia), 1822-1825.

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Description

Engraved plate 57 from 'Voyage autour du monde' ('Voyage round the world') by Louis Isidore Duperrey (1826). Tattooed men from the islands of Iros, Penelap and Aouara in the Caroline Islands archipelago, which is now part of the Federated States of Micronesia. 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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