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Auction 180, Lot 352


"Natives of the Caribee Islands Feasting on Human Flesh",

Subject: Lesser Antilles, Natives

Period: 1788 (circa)

Publication: Dr. Hurd's Ceremonies & Customs of All Nations

Color: Black & White

6.1 x 10.5 inches
15.5 x 26.7 cm
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This grisly and evocative engraving depicts cannibalism on one of the islands of the Lesser Antilles. The engraving is surrounded by an elaborate decorative border. It was published in Dr. William Hurd's abridged English translation of Jean Frederic Bernard's monumental history of religious ceremonies, manners and dress from around the world.


Condition: A

A sharp impression with a touch of marginal soiling.

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/18/2020