Papua men in New Guinea in their canoes hunting wild hogs; [and] : War canoes of Otaheite equipp’d for engagement as represented by Capt.n Cooke

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This print reflects an engraving of a scene of probably a scene from the early 1800s, of a native from Papua New Guinea in a dugout canoe, one looks like, with side riggers to give it stability and it appears that he’s using a spear to spear wild hogs that apparently are swimming in that part of the world. This is one of a pair of prints that my wife and I purchased when we were in Auckland in New Zealand and found an old bookstore that had these for sale. We were just intrigued with the way in which it revealed a lifestyle that is obviously quite foreign to most of us living here in the United States in this century, but, exciting and revealing of the character and the rigor with which life was led in that- in that day is reflected on the print.




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