1 Antique print /Girls of Tahiti dancing. / Virtual Rare Map Fai


Title: [Old antique print of the Pacific Islands] Dans op O-Tahiti.
Author: Cook, Capt. J.
PlaceAndYear: Amsterdam, c. 1795.
Description: Captain James Cook (1728-79), explorer, circumnavigator and hydrographer. Three voyages, 1768-71, 1772-75 and 1776-79. From 1778 on printed editions of' Captain Cook's Travels' appeared in English, Italian, French and Dutch. Scene in Tahiti, in 1777, with two men and two women dancing before a hut, spectators on either side. Three drummers are in the background under the shelter of the hut, with a fourth person clapping the rhythm. The dancers appear to be standing on a large woven mat. Banana palms, breadfruit trees and coconut palms can be seen in the background. From a Dutch edition of ‘Cook’s Voyages’.
Dimensions: 225 x 360 mm
Colouring: uncoloured
Condition: good
  • Number: 1010556
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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