Matavia Bay, Tahiti, 18th century

Matavia Bay, Tahiti, 18th century

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Caption: Tahiti. Engraving of the view across Matavia Bay, Otaheite (Tahiti), as seen from One Tree Hill. The tree is shown here and is a specimen of Erythrina tahitensis. This plate was published in An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty : for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, by John Hawkesworth, printed at London in 1773.

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