AUGUSTE J.F. COMTE DE CHABOT (CACCIA)
La chasse du Chevreuil avec l'Historique des races ...Bookseller:
Libreria Bongiorno Paolo, Italy$ 5.338 Buy from: Maremagnum
ELLIS, Alfred Burdon.
The Tshi-speaking Peoples of the Gold Coast of Wes ...Bookseller:
Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. , London, United Kingdom$ 265 Buy from: ZVAB
MARBODE (MARBODIUS) of Rennes.
Important poem on the magical and medicinal qualit ...Bookseller:
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Specialities : Pacificana
Koapena, the formidable New Guinea chief of the Hood River region, south-east of Port Moresby, was painted in 1885 by the Russian scientist and artist Miklouho-Maclay. Koapena was known as "a great fighting chief, one of the finest men we have seen" (Lyne, "New Guinea", p. 114).
The portrait superbly illustrates the late-nineteenth-century relationship between Australia and New Guinea; furthermore it specifically illustrates the personal bond that existed between the enigmatic Russian explorer, artist and ethnographer Miklouho-Maclay and the British commander of the Australian Station, Sir James Erskine at the very time that Sir James had proclaimed New Guinea as a British Protectorate - a momentous event in the history of both countries.
This important painting has remained in the family of Commodore Erskine until recent times. For a full catalogue description click here:
To accompany this we have prepared an online catalogue of fifty items of ethnographic interest, which can be seen here:
Please note that Hordern House catalogue prices are in Australian dollars (currently AUD$100.00 equals approximately US$65.00 / EUR 60.00/ GBP 53.00).
"Now is not the time to just survive but to thrive; a time to rethink how we communicate and do business with others"Published on 11 Nov. 2020
Mario Giupponi (Italy) was elected as new Vice-President and two new members, Eberhard Köstler (Germany) and Angus O’Neill (UK) were welcomed into the committee.
The winner of the 2020 prize has now been announced.