Sandwich Islands portraits, 1817-1820.
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Sandwich Islands portraits, 1817-1820.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands, now Hawaii, part of the USA: 1) Kraimokou, (or Kalanimoku), nicknamed Pitt, the King's prime minister; 2) Englishman John Young, favourite of King Kamehameha; 3) Keihe-Koukoui, nicknamed Jack, royal guide. Illustration from 'Voyage autour du monde: entrepris par ordre du Roi...execute sur les corvettes de S M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les annees 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820 / par Louis de Freycinet'. This work, by Louis Claude Desaulses de Freycinet (1779-1842), was an account of a French voyage round the world between 1817 and 1820, and was published in Paris between 1824 and 1844.
 

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10436407
 

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