The southern part of the island of Maupiti, Society Islands, 1822-1825.
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Engraving by Ambroise Tardieu after de Bloseville and Chazal. Plate from 'Voyage autour du monde' ('Voyage round the world') by Louis Isidore Duperrey (1826). Illustrated here is the village of Atipiti; the Pacific island of Maupiti is part of French Polynesia. 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.