Chiefs of the island of Tahiti, (Society Islands), 1822-1825.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Chiefs of the island of Tahiti, (Society Islands), 1822-1825.

Tardieu, Ambroise

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Engraving by Ambroise Tardieu after Chazal and Lejeune, plate 12 from 'Voyage autour du monde' ('Voyage round the world') by Louis Isidore Duperrey (1826). Otoure is on the left, and Oupaparou on the right. Duperrey (1786-1865), a French marine hydrographer, was the commander of the 'Coquille' during its voyage (1822-1825) to Chile, Peru, Polynesia, the Molucca Islands (Indonesia), New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Australia.
 

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