Double Canoe of the Friendly Islands.No. XXVIII.
Pud. Apr. 20, 1800 by J. Debrett Piccadilly.
Engraving, sheet 230 x 305mm (9 x 12"). Trimmed to plate
A Tongan double pirogue (flat-bottomed boat) with a platform with topless ladies entertaining Admiral Bruni. Tonga was named the Friendly Islands by Cook because of his reception there. From an edition of '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;
[Ref: 32225] £260.00