This amazing Copper Engraving is a rare find which was published in 1717. It is a true piece of history since it shows inhabitants of Antarctica & New Guinea at the end of the 17th Century. Pierre-Paul Sevin drew the original after which Mathieu Ogier engraved the copper plate. The depicted people are very interesting in an Ethnographic & Anthropological aspect. The engraving comes from "Nouvele Metode pour aprendre la Geographie Universele" by Antoine Phérotée de La Croix.
Title: Habitans des Terres Antartiques de la Nouvelle Guinee et de diverses Iles
Published : Nouvele Metode pour aprendre la Geographie Universele, 1717, Lyon
Size (page) : circa 6 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
Author: Antoine Phérotée de La Croix
Artist: Pierre-Paul Sevin & Mathieu Ogier
Condition: It is in very good condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look. Please see pictures.
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