Apinage warrior, Brazil, c 1843-1847.

Pochet

 
Apinage warrior, Brazil, c 1843-1847.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Lithograph by Pochet of an indigenous Brazilian of the Apinage tribe in the state of Maranhao. He wears earplugs and an exotic headdress and carries a bow and arrow. From 'Expedition dans les parties centrales de l'Amerique du Sud' ('Expedition in the central parts of South America'), by Francis de Castelnau (1812-1880), published in Paris in 1852. This is an account of the French government's scientific expedition led by Castelnau in the years 1843-1847. The party travelled across South America to La Paz in Bolivia, making meteorological, botanical and zoological observations.

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