Double Canoe of the Friendly Islands.No. XXVIII.
Pud. Apr. 20, 1800 by J. Debrett Piccadilly.
Engraving. 228 x 291mm. 9 x 11½".
A Tongan double pirogue (flat-bottomed boat) with a platform. Tonga was named the Friendly Islands by Cook because of his reception there. From "An Account of A Voyage in search of La Perouse...Under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux'.
See Ref: 18693 for French publication.
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