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Tahiti, BoraBora. Tonga. Ohedidee, Bolabola. Otago, Attago, Amsterdam Island. c1784

Tahiti, BoraBora. Tonga. Ohedidee, Bolabola. Otago, Attago, Amsterdam Island. c1784

by D'Urville, Dumont

Antique Print of Ohedidee, a Young Man of Bolabola (Bora Bora in Tahiti).
Portrait of Otago, or Attago, a Chief at Amsterdam Island (Previous name for Tonga).
This is one of a series of engravings of pairs of wonderful head-studies of the natives sketched during Captain Cook's voyages. 


Wonderful original copperplate engraving by J.G. Wooding for the publication of the voyages of Captain Cook. This engraving was for the larger edition published in London by Alexander Hogg circa 1784 as "A new, authentic, and complete collection of voyages round the world, undertaken by order of His present Majesty, for making new discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy, &c. in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres, &c., &c., &c. 

Page measures 235 x 385mm (9.25 x 15 inches). There is a narrow border at the top, cropping publisher information, slight vertical creasing towards centre, and wide borders each side. Small tape reinforcement of corners. Despite slight external age discolouration, overall it is a very good engraving.

Stock Number: apTahDurv5Price: $44.00

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