1810 BERTUCH HC ENGRAVING 07/036 tattoo art, Nukahiwa

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  • Sold Date: Apr 29, 2009
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1810 BERTUCH HC ENGRAVING

"Bilderbuch für Kinder"

HANDCOLORED --- VERY RARE

no reserve

Bertuch 07/036

ORIGINAL ANTIQUE HANDCOLORED COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING
WITH ORIGINAL ANTIQUE 2-SIDED TEXTPAGE IN GERMAN & FRENCH:

"Die Kunst des Tatowirens auf der Insel Nukahiwah
Art du Tatouage des Insulaires de Nukahiwah"

Tattoo Art - Nukahiwa

Nukahiwa is now called Nuku Hiva, and is the largest of the Iles Marquises (Marquesas Islands), in French Polynesia

While this image is watermarked, the print itself is not!!!

This over 199 year old original handcolored antique engraving is taken from the rare first
Weimar edition of the 7th fragment of Bertuchs „Bilderbuch für Kinder“,
published by „privil. Industrie-Comptoir“ in Weimar/Germany, 1810.

In 1790 Friedrich Justin Bertuch started his biggest book-project ever. Issued in 12 volumes it containes short articles written at a child's level of understanding. Bertuch assembled the books according to his educational philosophy: the emphasis should be on illustrations that were „beautifully and correctly drawn“, „selected and engraved from the best originals“, in order to give children accurate information, while the text should be kept concise. He also felt that it is possible to use even strange
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