16 A Tring Dayak woman, Headhunters of Borneo,Indonesia 135


Title: Scarc Old Lithograph Tring Dayak woman
Author: C.F. Kell after Carl Bock
PlaceAndYear: 1881 / 1887
Description: Scarce antique lithograph of a Tring Dayak woman of Borneo from the first Dutch edition of 'Reis in Oost- en Zuid Borneo van Koetei naar Banjermassin' by Carl Bock. Carl Bock made his expedition to east- and south Borneo in order of Governor-General Van Lansberghe. Bock's task was to write an account of the various Dayak tribes living in the interior of the area. Little was known about these 'savages' -- who firmly rejected Dutch authority -- apart from the fact that they were head-hunters, some even cannibals. Carl Bock passed through areas never before penetrated by Europeans.
Dimensions: Overall size: 11,5 x 8 3/4 inch ( 29 x 22,5 cm)
Condition: Very Good
  • Number: 1351118
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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