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Engraving of Early Pacific Exploration from 1683

Posted on | October 1, 2014 | No Comments

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This very attractive engraving by Allain Mallet comes from the first French edition of ‘Description de l’Univers’. It illustrates Cocos Island (Tafahi), Traitors Island (Niuatoputapu) as well as Jacob le Maire and Willem Schouten, who¬† were the first Europeans to visit the Northern Tonga islands in 1616.

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