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A ingenius fishing machine used by the natives of the island of Luzon, Phillipines. The fisherman works from a raft and suspends a net over the water. The net is raised and lowered into the sea by means of a counter-balanced crane.

The artist is Pierre Sonnerat, (1748-1814), a French adventurer and naturalist. The illustration was published in "Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine. (1782).

Copperplate engraving.

240 x 378 mm. (9 1/2 x 14 7/8 inches). Approximate plate size.

Good condition with the two fold lines as issued. Top and bottom margins slightly trimmed, not affecting the image.


Machine pour pecher ...les Indiens de l'Isle de Lucon. [Phillipines 1782].

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