Baptism of the king's prime minister, Sandwich Islands, 1817-1820.
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Kraimokou, (or Kalanimoku), prime minister to King Kamehameha, is baptised into the Christian faith on board the 'Uranie'. The Sandwich Islands, now known as Hawaii, are part of the USA. 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.