Mountains of Nuka Hiva, circa 1882

cabinet photograph

Hoare, S. (Mrs.)
French Polynesia, Marquises, Îles, Nuka Hiva; Société, Îles de la, Tahiti, Papeete
circa 1882
overall: 6-1/2 x 4-1/4 in.

Cabinet photograph, albumen print of etching or drawing; Mountains of Nuka Hiva, circa 1882 (see Manuscript Coll. 311); collected by Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899) during his travels as a shipmaster to the South Pacific; photograph of an etching, most likely showing Tekao, the highest peak on the Island of Nuka Hiva (standing at 1,224m/4,016 ft above sea level); handwritten on back "Mts of Nukahiva/ Marquesus"; printed on back "MRS. S. HOARE,/ Photographer,/ PAPEETE,/ TAHITI."


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