Place Published: Milan
Publisher: Giulio Ferrario between 1816 and 1827.
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Paper size: 9-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches.
Image size: 7-3/4 x 11-7/8 inches.
Condition: very good
Printed in outside border; #19 G. Gallina inc
An interior scene of Noutka Indians.
Line and aquatint tone engraving with original hand colouring.
The Nuu-chaf-nulth (Nootka) People have occupied the Nootka Sound for over 4,000 years and their name means the People of all along the Mountains or for short the West Coast People. The largest tribe of the Nootka are the Tla-o-qui-aht (Calayoquot) who claim to be originally from Kennedy Lake, east of Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, New Spain. They are noted for their ocean going canoes and may represent some of the people who migrated up and down the Pacific coast to populate the Americas.
Giulio Ferrario was founder of the 'Societa Tipografica de Classici Italiani' and served as the director of the Braidense National Library in Milan, Italy. Ferrario's work "Le Costume Ancien et Moderne ou Histoire" was a 19th century multi volume / language world encyclopedia of culture, vividly illustrated almost all finely hand-colored. The work was one of the most decorative aquatint publications published in Italy. The text was written by Giulio Ferrario and the plates engraved by Raineri, Gallo Gallina, etc. The Costume ancient and modern was aimed at systematization "encyclopedic" knowledge of a set of disparate, where scholarship was made through of '' education 'and' 'entertainment' of the reader, interested in the exotic and different; sometimes the level of exposure and the documentation.
Very Good. Item #1505