'Bora bora, SE side, within the reef, Septr 5th 1849' [Society Islands]

No. 22 in Fanshawe's Pacific album, 1849 - 52. Captioned by the artist on the album page below the image, as title. Fanshawe's viewpoint appears to be inside the outer-reef island of Motu Pitiaau, of which an inward spur appears on the right, and looking into a bay across the isthmus from the larger Pofai Bay on the west side. One of a group of seven Society Island studies (PAI4616 - PAI4627) made while Fanshawe commanded 'Daphne' in the Pacific, October 1848 - 1852: three are of Bora Bora (PAI4625 - PAI4627).

Object Details

ID: PAI4627
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Fanshawe, Edward Gennys
Places: Bora Bora
Date made: 5 Sep 1849
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 129 x 176 mm
Parts: Album of watercolours of Madeira, Brazil, the Falkland and Pacific Islands, Chile, Panama, Mexico, Vancouver, and California (Album)

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