Natives of Otaheite

Natives of Otaheite

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Caption: The head of a native of Otaheite (Tahiti), with the face curiously tattooed; and the wry mouth, or manner of defying their enemies, as practised by the people of that and the neighbouring islands. Image taken from A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's ship, the Endeavour (under the command of Captain James Cook). Originally published in Stanfield Parkinson: London, 1773. Illustrated by S Parkinson, R B Godfrey.

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Keywords: a journal of a voyage to the south seas, asia, body paint, english, historical, history, in his ma, people, personal adornment, r b godfrey, s parkinson, tattoo

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