Young, favori du Roi Tameameha,(Iles Sandwich.)
Lithograph, sheet 245 x 160mm. 9¾ x 6¼".
John Young, councellor to King Kamehameha of Hawaii. Young was born in Crosley, England, in 1744. He sailed in the winter of 1789-90 from New York to the Hawaiian Islands on the Eleanora, under Capt. Simon Metcalfe. When the Eleanora arrived at Hawaii, Young went ashore to explore the countryside, armed with a musket and a sword. There, he was taken captive by Kamehameha. He remained in Hawaii and became one of the king's most trusted advisors, living to the age of 91. His descendants all had the blood of chiefs flowing in their veins, for his wives were women of high rank. Plate to 'Souvenirs d'un aveugle (blind man)' by Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790 - 1855). A French writer, artist and explorer, Arago joined Louis de Freycinet on his 1817 voyage around the world aboard the ship Uranie, which inspired his witty 'Voyage autour du monde'. Although he lost his sight in 1837, he went on travelling and writing for the theatre.
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