Auction 145, Lot 795

"The Inhabitants of California in their Respective Dresses", Harris, John

Subject: Native Americans - California

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 12 inches
19.1 x 30.5 cm

This engraving features images of Native American Indians in California. At top are two male Indians along the shore, one of whom is carrying a fish and harpoon, while the other paddles a log raft. Below are two female Indians showing typical costumes with a feathered cape and a deerskin cape. Published in John Harris' Collection of Voyages and Travels.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HARR-1a.

Condition: A

Attractive color with a hint of offsetting from an opposing text page.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/12/2013