C1774

Le Captaine Wallis est Attaque dans Le Dauphin par les Otahitiens.

Artist:

Scarce engraving of Captain Wallis’s ship in Tahiti, June 24th 1767 firing on the natives after having been attacked with stones. Wallis had been warping the ship when it became surrounded by numerous canoes who on command hurled stones weighing … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Le Captaine Wallis est Attaque dans Le Dauphin par les Otahitiens.

Date:

C1774

Artist:

Engraver:

E.Rooker 

Condition:

Minor repair on centre top border line, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

317mm 
x 197mm

Paper Size: 

372mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
Le Captaine Wallis est Attaque dans Le Dauphin par les Otahitiens. - Antique View from 1774

Genuine antique
dated:

1774

Description:

Scarce engraving of Captain Wallis’s ship in Tahiti, June 24th 1767 firing on the natives after having been attacked with stones. Wallis had been warping the ship when it became surrounded by numerous canoes who on command hurled stones weighing two pounds at the English.

Wallis had named Tahiti “King George the Third’s Island” in honour of the King (June 1767). 

From the French edition of Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,..

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