LE COSMOS - REVUE DES SCIENCES ET DE LEURS APPLICA ...Bookseller:
Le-Livre, SABLONS, France$ 37 Buy from: AbeBooks
Orfila, M. P
Allgemeine Toxicologie oder Giftkunde, worin die G ...Bookseller: $ 697 Buy from: antiquariat.de
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).
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