Papuan pig, New Guinea, 1822-1825.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Papuan pig, New Guinea, 1822-1825.


© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Engraved plate eight by Coutant after Prevost, from 'Voyage autour du monde', ('Voyage round the world') by Louis Isidore Duperrey (1826). The Papuan pig is illustrated with its skull; the island of New Guinea is now divided between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Duperrey (1786-1865), a French marine hydrographer, was the commander of the 'Coquille' during its world voyage (1822-1825) which included Chile, Peru, Polynesia, the Molucca Islands (Indonesia), New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Australia.



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