Papua New Guinea warrior in 1840

Traditional Papua New Guinea warrior costume. Asian tribal clothing and weapons.

Indonesia Papua New Guinea warrior

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea warrior costume in 1840.

From the book: Natural History and pictures of the people and the different races and tribes according to the latest discoveries and most exquisite original research, edited by HR Schinz. Honeggersche Lithographic Institute, 3. Advanced ed. 1845 Zurich

Note:  Types of Australian aborigines in 1840.

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