Jordan, [C. T.] A.
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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).
Catalogue 98: Books, Manuscripts, Broadsides and Pamphlets and Ephemera on Law and Related Fields, 16th to 20th Centuries
We are pleased to offer our latest Catalogue. Highlights include
- a copy of the first English edition of Beccaria
- an 1804 Code Napoleon with contemporary annotations
- a 19th-century American archive concerning tariffs
- a legal manuscript compiled on the Kentucky frontier
- a 16th-century pocket-sized French layman’s edition of the Institutes