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Tonga-Tabou

Date: c 1835
Dimensions:
Overall: 240 x 158 mm, 0.006 kg
Medium: Coloured engraving on paper.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00031483

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    Description
    Engraving titled 'Tonga - Tabou' depicting a woman from Tonga wearing a floral skirt with green edging and holding string of beads.
    Beneath the title is the text reference for the plate 'Voy. Autour du Monde. Cook. T.4 P.87 Dumont d'Urville P.304', the accounts of the voyages of Captain James Cook and Dumont d'Urville in the multi-volume work 'Bibliothèque universelle des voyages, effectués par mer ou par terre dans les diverses parties du monde ...' by Albert Étienne de Montémont.
    SignificanceOne of eleven costume studies of South Seas' and East Indies' islanders illustrating De Freycinet's circumnavigation account 'Voyage autour du monde' (1817-20)
    HistoryThis plate, No. 17, is from 'Bibliothèque universelle des voyages, effectués par mer ou par terre dans les diverses parties du monde, depuis les premières découvertes jusqu'a nos jours' by Albert Étienne de Montémont, published by Armand-Aubrée, Paris 1833. Volumes 1 - 21 are subtitled 'Voyages Autour de Monde'. The plate relates to the voyages of Captain James Cook and Captain Dumont d'Urville and their accounts of Tonga (the Friendly Islands).


    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Tonga-Tabou

    Assigned title: Plate 17. Tonga Tabou

    Related People
    Engraver: Choubard

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