Poulaho, Roi des Isles des Amis, Buvant La Kava, Tonga, Tasmania.
The impact of Captain Cook's explorations were vast at the time. They introduced new cultures, dismissed the existence of mythic continents, employeed the latest scientific methods, and laid the foundation for a new era of settlement and commerce. This print from the third and final expedition of Cook and his men was from a richly engraved French edition.
A fascinating depiction of a town meeting with King of the Isle of Friends drinking kava. Note the intricately carved and engraved structure in the interior of the dwelling.
Condition is very good. Sheet size is 9.25 X 14.25 (inches).