Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands, drinking Kava.
[London, G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785.]
Engraving, large margins. 260 x 410mm, 10¼ x 16".
Poulaho, the king of Tonga, at a ceremony drinking Kava, which has a sedative and anesthetic effect. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
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