Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Augusto WAHLEN.
Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens.
Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens.
Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens.
Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens.
Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens.
Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens.
Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens.

Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo…
Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens.

Lisbon: Imprensa Lusitana Typographia Lisbonense, 1872-, 1873.

Thick octavo, 153 highly-finished handcoloured engravings;red blind-panelled morocco, all edges gilt.

A scarce and beautiful work

Rare Portuguese edition of Wahlen's Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les peuples du monde… (Brussels, 1844), published well after Wahlen's death in 1850. Wahlen's is a scarce and beautiful work on the costumes of the world, finely illustrated with a wonderful series of highly coloured full-page plates. This Portuguese edition is not recorded by Ferguson, although there are 30 plates of Oceania; it includes the Aborigines of Jervis Bay and Kangaroo Island, and the exotic peoples of Pitcairn Island, New Guinea, Timor, Java, New Zealand and Hawaii.

Rare Portuguese edition of Wahlen's Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les peuples du monde… (Brussels, 1844), published well after Wahlen's death in 1850. Wahlen's is a scarce and beautiful work on the costumes of the world, finely illustrated with a wonderful series of highly coloured full-page plates. This Portuguese edition is not recorded by Ferguson, although there are 30 plates of Oceania; it includes the Aborigines of Jervis Bay and Kangaroo Island, and the exotic peoples of Pitcairn Island, New Guinea, Timor, Java, New Zealand and Hawaii.
As with the earlier Brussels edition, the plates are drawn from published voyage accounts. The startling portraits of the Aborigines of Jervis Bay and Kangaroo Island are copied from De Sainson's studies made on Dumont D'Urville's voyage on the Astrolabe. Other images come from Krusenstern, while the Tahitian dancer is after John Webber from the account of Cook's third voyage. Portrait profiles of Maoris are based on Sydney Parkinson's images published in the official account of Cook's first voyage, and a native of New Guinea is adapted from P. Van Oort's "Native of Dourga Strait, New Guinea", which appeared as the frontispiece to Earl's The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago.
This is a volume of plates only, evidently part of a larger work (it is numbered volume 6 on the spine). The National Library's copy has two volumes.

see Ferguson Addenda, 3760a, 3761-3 (for the Brussels edition).

Price (AUD): $2,850.00  other currencies     Ref: #2708049

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