Capt.Wallis arrived Tahiti Old print Thomas Moore 1780
Title: Capt Wallis on His Arrival as O'Taheite in conversation with Oberea the Queen while her attendants are performing a favorite Dance called Timrodee.
Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sighted Tahiti on 18 June 1767, received by Queen Purea and is considered the first European visitor. (A later report of an earlier sighting of Tahiti by the Portuguese navigator Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, serving the Spanish Crown, in 1606, is likely to have been mistaken with a sighting of La Sagitaria Island (Rekareka), to the SE of Tahiti.
Original Antique Copper Plate Engraving by Thomas Moore; A New and Complete Collection of Voyages & Travels.
Leaf app.: 35 x 23.5 cm. 13.75 x 9.25 inches. Condition: View very good, light spotted borders.