Rapa Nui and the Mystery of the Moai
A photographers journed to one of the most mysterious places on earth. Easter Island and its famous Moai sculptures are captured in this colorful photography book.
Considered to be the most remote inhabited island in the world, Easter Island is a small treeless island of volcanic origin. Located in the Pacific Ocean at 27 degrees south of the equator and 2200 miles off the coast of Chile, it is one of the world’s most famous yet least visited archaeological sites. Polynesia called Rapa Iti, meaning ‘Little Rapa’. The island received its most well known current name from the Dutch sea captain Jacob Roggeveen, who became the first European to visit on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1722.
For this publication we included the first known depictions of Easter Island along with historical text and details on the famous sculptures.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 11 x 13 in., 102 pages