Título: POULAHO, KING OF THE FRIENDLY ISLANDS, ...
Año de publicación: 1784
Uncoloured engraving from the Atlas of the official account of Captain Cooks Third Voyage. From the drawing by John Webber, artist on the voyage. Depicts Fatafehi Paulaho, 36th Tu'i Tonga attended by a large gathering at a Kava ceremony. Cook's Third voyage was unprecedented in the amount of money spent on publication with no expense spared on production of the plates. As Sir Joseph Banks said, the expenditure was 'to contribute much to the ornament of the work, as our plates are far better engraved than preceding ones.the publick have a right to that indulgence'. 25 x 39m. A fine large margin copy. N° de ref. de la librería 172462
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