Polynesian Girl

Miguel Covarrubias (Mexico)

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Polynesian Girl was the cover illustration for the 1963 Heritage Press hardcover pressing of Typee, a novel by Herman Melville which was loosely based on the author’s actual experiences as a captive on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands in 1842. The special edition contained 24 full color illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias.

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