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Support: 41.500 x 56.000 cm (sheet)
Platemark: 22.500 x 28.800 cm
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See acc. no. 1991-265-105X.
John Webber was the official artist for James Cook's Third Voyage (1776-1780) from the South Seas to the West Coast of North America. This image appears in the book of plates, companion to the second edition of the Journal of Captain Cook and James King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...three volumes (I and II by Cook, III by King), published in 1785 by William Strahan in New Street, Shoe Lane and Thomas Cadell in the Strand, London, England. Printed by H. Hughes. This image is plate number 18.
Named Futtasaihe, or Poulaho, or both - King of Tongataboo (Friendly Islands). He is wearing a cap, or bonnet, composed of the tail feathers of the Tropic bird, with the red feathers of the parroquets wrought upon them, or jointly with them. They are made so as to tie upon the forehead without any crown, and have the form of a semi-circle, whose radius is 18 or 20 inches (Volume I of III, p.264).
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1991-265 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1991-265-178
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