Tahiti seen from the sea, 18th century

Tahiti seen from the sea, 18th century

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Caption: Tahiti. View of the island of Otaheite (Tahiti) as seen by approaching Western explorers. First Western contact with Tahiti was in 1767 and the islands were visited by Cook in 1769. The arrival of Westerners was a disaster for the native Tahitians - by the end of the century 96% had been killed through diseases such as smallpox, typhus, influenza and venereal disease. 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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