BG-10705

Eingeborner von Neuguinea - Honegger (1836)

  • Condition: Very good, light foxing. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1836
  • Overall size: 25.5 x 35.5 cm.
  • Image size: 22 x 31 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Eingeborner von Neuguinea (von der Strasse Princess Marianne), Naturel de la nouvelle Guinée route de la princesse Marianne'. This print depicts a native of New Guinea from the Princess Marianne Strait, with speer, bow and arrow. Originates from 'Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen des Menschen der verschiedenen Rassen und Stamme nach den neuesten Entdeckungen und vorzuglichsten Originalien.', by Heinrich Rudolf Schinz.

Artists and Engravers: Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777-1861) was a Swiss physician and naturalist. Schinz was born at Zurich and studied medicine at Würzburg and Jena, returning to Zurich in 1798 to practice. In 1804 he became a teacher at the medical institute, and in 1833 he became extraordinary professor of natural history at the university of Zurich.