1843 Engraving Chief Vanou Vanikoro Solomon Islands Man - ORIGINAL CW1


"Naturel et Chef de Vanou."

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.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Black & White / Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine / Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 10 inches; 15 x 25 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)