'Pirogue de l'ile de Bouka/Pirogue des Arsacides',ethnology, anthropology, 
Pacific, new caledonia, original copper engraving, Published Paris, 1800


"Pirogue de L'Ile de Bouka/Pirouge des Asacides"

Original copper-plate engraving by Copia after Antoine-Louis Piron (1763-1819) who was the official draughtsman on the Reserche. Bouka, or Buka, was named by Bouganville during his voyage (1766-1769)in 1768 after the name he thought the natives gave coconuts. Terre des Asacides became the Solomon islands.
Published Paris 1800
Condition = Original condition on laid paper. Uncoloured as published.
Size of image = 39cm x 25cm
Price AUD$255