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Tonga. Dance at Friendly Islands.. Presence of Queen Tineh. c1800

Tonga. Dance at Friendly Islands.. Presence of Queen Tineh. c1800

by D'Entrecasteaux, Bruni

A Dance at the Friendly Islands in Presence of Queen Tineh.

Beautiful original copperplate engraving on thick hand-made paper. Nubile ladies engraved by Birrell from a drawing by Harding after the sketch by Piron who was officlal artist on the voyage in search of La Perouse. Published in London on 20th April 1800 by J. Debrett Piccadilly, for "AnAccount of A Voyage in search of La Perouse...Under the Command of Rear-AdmiralBruni d'Entrecasteaux'. 

A fine engraving with a few extremity repair/reinforcements with archival tape. Slight age soiling which is to be expected. Approximate size of page is 230 x 293mm.

Stock Number: apvTo.QTPrice: $165.00

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