Pomarre ceding Matavai to the English.
Engraving, rare, sheet 105 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Pomare I of Tahiti ceding Matavai to the English Missionaries who had arrived in Tahiti to attempt to convert the population to Christianity. Plate from William and James Wilson's 'First Missionary Voyage to the South-Sea Islands, Performed in the Years 1796, 1797, and 1798, in the ship Duff, Commanded by Captain James Wilson, Under the Direction of the Missionary Society'.
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