C1788

Homme de L’Isle de Tanna.

Artist:

Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757 - 1810)

Early engraving a native of Vanuatu. James Cook, was the first European to visit the island, in August 1774, landing in an inlet on the south eastern tip of the island that he named Port Resolution after his ship, HMS … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Homme de L’Isle de Tanna.

Date:

C1788

Artist:

Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757 - 1810)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 195mm
AUTHENTICITY
Homme de L'Isle de Tanna. - Antique Print from 1788

Genuine antique
dated:

1788

Description:

Early engraving a native of Vanuatu. James Cook, was the first European to visit the island, in August 1774, landing in an inlet on the south eastern tip of the island that he named Port Resolution after his ship, HMS Resolution. He gave the island the name Tanna, probably from the local name for earth, tana in the Kwamera language.

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