The Forsters back in the spotlight: Unknown manuscript on Easter
Island discovered in Poland
The Forsters back in the spotlight: Unknown manuscript on Easter Island discovered in Poland
The present article deals with a previously unknown manuscript found in the Jagiellonian Library in Cracow (Poland). Written in French, the document was composed by the Forsters, famous naturalists that traveled with Captain Cook. The manuscript is a complete essay on Easter Island, being at the same time a political, social and philosophical manifesto. For Rapa Nui, it includes descriptions and commentaries not present in other writings by both authors. Transcription and translation are offered in this paper, as well as the analysis of technical and meritorical aspects of the manuscript.
Easter Island, Rapa Nui
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