Bougainville in the Marquesas Islands in 1768, illustration

Bougainville in the Marquesas Islands in 1768, illustration

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Caption: Bougainville in the Marquesas Islands in 1768. 1854 illustration of the French navigator and military commander Louis-Antoine, comte de Bougainville meeting the indigenous peoples of the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, in April 1768. Bougainville took part in the French and Indian War against Britain. He later gained fame for his expeditions, the first recorded settlement on the Falkland Islands and his voyages into the Pacific Ocean.

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