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The dead body of Tee, one of the chiefs of the island of Tahiti, in a state of preservation. Engraving by W. Byrne, 1784, after J. Webber.

  • Webber, John, 1751-1793.
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[1784]
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566624i
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An episode described by Captain Cook on 19 September 1777. The chief, whom he had met on a previoius visit to Tahiti, had died about four months previously. The body was removed from under cover and placed on a bier for Cook's inspection

Publication/Creation

[London] : [Printed for John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding, and John Hardy], [1784]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 25.6 x 40.1 cm

Lettering

The body of Tee, a chief, as preserved after death, in Otaheite ; J. Webber del. ; W. Byrne sculp.

References note

Rüdiger Joppien and Bernard Smith, The art of Captain Cook's voyages, vol. 3: The voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780, New Haven and London 1988, p. 367, no. 3.110A

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Wellcome Library no. 566624i

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