Entertainment given to Admiral d'Entrecasteaux by Toobou King of the Friendly Islands.No. XXVI.
Pub: Apr.20.1800 by J. Debrett Piccadilly.
Copper engraving. 292 x 420mm. 11½ x 16½". Centre fold; as issued.
Tonga, reigned over by King Toobou, who entertained Admiral d'Entrecasteaux in 1793 when he stopped on his was from Van Diemen's Land. He found that the natives remembered Cook and Bligh, but knew nothing of the La Perouse. From "An Account of A Voyage in search of La Perouse...Under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux'.
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