Polynesian artefacts, 18th century

Polynesian artefacts, 18th century

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Caption: Polynesian artefacts. Engraving of several artefacts seen by explorers in Tahiti. They ae (left to right): two chisels or gouges, an adze, an implement for crushing breadfruit into paste, a nose flute, a thatching needle and a hammer for beating cloth. 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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