THE BORNEO- PORTFOLIOS 1920-25
FOLIO 1 EXPLANATION of PLATES
Plate 1 The harbour image shows the estuary of a number of small rivers in the Bay of Balikpapan at dawn. In the foreground there are sailing boats of the Bugi people which have come from the Celebes.
Plate II A timber forest near Balikpapan.
Plate III This horizontal image shows an already de-forested ravine, at sunrise.
Plate IV & V The two indigenous peoples plates portray Dajakkerhauptlinge (tribal chiefs) who in 1924 were brought from Mahakamstrom to Balikpapan, where they were presented to the Governor-General of the Netherland East Indies who had stopped there by chance.
Plate VI Of the apes the Orang-Utan is a young female about four years old, with rain-wet fur.
Plate VII The Makakus (Macaque) is swaddled in a white cloth perhaps under medical care because of its state.
Plate VIII Shows the large ear and strong jaw of the savage pigtail Macaque.
Plate IX The gray-white Silver-Gibbon pouts its lips as a sign of affection.
Plate X The wide browed Gibbon is a fully grown male of about five years.
Plate XI & XII The last two plates are of young half grown female Gibbons in threatening posture.
Translated by Bernard Lilienthal with assistance of Mark Henshaw