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'The Lad Taiyota, Native of Otaheite, in the Dress of his Country'
Taiyota (Taiata) was the young servant of Toobaiah (Tupaia), "a sort of high-priest of Otaheite [Tahiti]", and is here seen playing "a musical instrument, somewhat like a flute, which they blow into through their noses". Both Tupaia and Taiata travelled on with Endeavour, James Cook's voyage, but died in Batavia, on the return voyage to Europe. Illustration from A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's ship, The Endeavour, by Sydney Parkinson (London, 1773), which was published posthumously.
Original: engraving. 1773
- Image ref: RS-9207
- The Royal Society