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Art Tattooing Nuka Hiwae engraving Bertuch

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The Art of Tattooing in Nuka Hiwa

$220.00

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Antique print relating to Australia
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Nuka Hiwa is the largest island of the Marquesas. The Nukahivans were famous for their elaborate tattoos and headhunter trophy taking. From 'Bilderbuch Zum Nutzen und Vergnugen Der Jugend' by Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1747-1822), a German encyclopedic series published between 1801 and 1815. Light mark at bottom of sheet.
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artist Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1747-1822) (publisher)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date C1815
size 230mm by 180mm (platemark)
SKU AU4732