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Taiohae laht Nuku Hiva saarel Polüneesias / The Taiohae Bay on the island of Nuku Hiva in Polynesia

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Taiohae laht Nuku Hiva saarel Polüneesias / The Taiohae Bay on the island of Nuku Hiva in Polynesia

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Nuku Hiva on suurim Markiisaartest, kuhu oli Euroopa reisijad varemgi korduvalt sattunud. Saare elanikud paistsid silma osavate ujujatena, veetes väsimatult mitmeid tunde Vene laevade ümber lootuses peale saada..- - -.Nuku Hiva is the largest of the Marquesas Islands and had been visited repeatedly by European travelers before. The island’s habitants excelled as great swimmers, tirelessly spending hours around the Russian ships in hopes of getting on board...Viitekood / Reference code:.EAA.1414.3.3.76..Lehekülg SAAGAs (vaja registreeruda) / Page in SAAGA (registration needed):.www.ra.ee/dgs/_purl.php?shc=EAA.1414.3.3:84 ( http://www.ra.ee/dgs/_purl.php?shc=EAA.1414.3.3:84 )

Between 1803-1806 the first Russian circumnavigation took place. The author of the idea for the expedition, as well as its leader and captain on one of the two ships was the Baltic German nobleman Adam Johann von Krusenstern, born in the Governorate of Estonia. In addition to its many scientific goals, the expedition was also meant to establish economic and diplomatic relations with China and Japan, as well as find a more efficient way to supply the Russian-American Company and raise Russia into the circle of naval powers. These watercolour paintings originate from Hermann Ludwig von Löwenstern’s diary, who was a lieutenant on the ship Nadezhda, captained by Krusenstern. They have been attributed to Löwenstern himself as well as the scientist Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius, who participated on the expedition as a botanist and artist.

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1806
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Unnamed Road, French Polynesia-8.94074, -140.08399
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