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the inhabitants of Vandiemensland

after Heinrich Rudolf SCHINZ

(Zurich 1777 - 1861)

“Bewohner beiderley geschlechtes von Vandiemensland”

(the inhabitants of Vandiemensland the today's Tasmania)
Original lithograph from the graphic kit of the work “Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugetiere” printed by the swiss lithographer Honegger and published in Zurich between 1830 and 1835.
Nice example with some slight foxing stains mainly at the edges, otherwise in good general condition, embellished with a bright and accurate recent watercolouring.
Beautiful representation of a couple of naked aborigines with their characteristic physiognomy.
Van Diemen's Land was the original name given to the island by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who first landed on these shores in 1642, in honour of Anthony van Diemen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, who had sent Tasman on his voyage of discovery.
Only more than one century later it was discovered that this place was an island by circumnavigating it in 1798 1799.
The name was changed from Van Diemen's Land to Tasmania in 1856, and nowadays it is part of Australia.

“Catalogue of the books manuscripts maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History)” London 1903, vol. 4 pag. 1835

Size in mm: 237 x 325 il foglio

Price: € 160,00