A Toopapaoo of a Chief, with a Priest making his offering to the Morai, in Huaheine.

A Toopapaoo of a Chief, with a Priest making his offering to the Morai, in Huaheine.

London: Boydell, 1809 (1820). A view of a chief's raised burial chamber in Huaheine, the Society Islands, published in John Webber's "Views in the South Seas", which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136). London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voy. vol. II Ch. VI. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 360 mm. Colored aquatint, with the accompanying text page, very lightly toned o/w very good condition. The letterpress is drawn from the published account of the voyage and the paper is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.146b. Item #14333

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