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[Man and woman of Easter Island 1774; and, Two men in a canoe off Mangaia 1777. Plate] 88.

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After: William Wade Ellis (1751-1785) After: William Hodges (1744-1797) Engraver: Carlo Bottigelli (active 1800-1820?)


Two images, the upper one showing a man and woman, after William Hodges drawings of 1774. The pair are wearing headdresses and have empty earlobes stretched by wearing ear ornaments. The lower image is from a sketch by William Ellis showing two figures paddling a canoe with a small outrigger.

From an unknown Italian publication. Biasioli (1790-1830) was one of the etchers.

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Easter Island, Chile