Item #3509130 Engraved plate captioned 'Tombeau d'un Indigène'. Domeny de RIENZI.

Engraved plate captioned 'Tombeau d'un Indigène'.

Paris: Didot Fréres, 1836.

Engraving, 135 x 220 mm.; very good condition.

Two dendroglyph carved trees

Charming engraved plate depicting an Australian indigenous tomb, complete with carved trees and unusually formed earthen walls. Although the image is somewhat incongruous as a depiction of an Australian Aboriginal tomb, it does include dendroglyphs on two of the trees pictured.

Charming engraved plate depicting an Australian indigenous tomb, complete with carved trees and unusually formed earthen walls. Although the image is somewhat incongruous as a depiction of an Australian Aboriginal tomb, it does include dendroglyphs on two of the trees pictured.

The plate is taken directly from Domeny de Rienzi's Océanie ou Cinquième partie du monde, revue géographique et ethnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie, de la Polynésie et de Mélanésie (Paris 1836). This book condensed and clarified information and images from the great French voyages of the first decades of the nineteenth-century including Freycinet, Duperrey and Dumont d'Urville.

Price (AUD): $120.00

US$85.58   Other currencies

Ref: #3509130