This is an original 1843 engraving of a chief of the village of Vanou on Vanikoro Island in the Solomon Islands.Period Paper is pleased to offer an exceptionally rare and well-preserved collection of original engravings of ethnic costumes from around the world. These lovely engravings date from the mid-19th century. They are highly collectible not only for their subject matter, but also for their rarity.
This 168+ year old Item is rated Very Fine / Fine+. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some light foxing --please see image.
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Type: Original Engraving