Bororo chief, South America, c 1843-1847.
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Bororo chief, South America, c 1843-1847.


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Lithograph by Pochet of a chief of the Bororo, a group of people found in Brazil and Bolivia. He wears an elaborate feather headdress. 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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