Pierre LOTI (Julien Viaud, 1850-1923) - Naval...

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Pierre LOTI (Julien Viaud, 1850-1923) - Naval...

Pierre LOTI (Julien Viaud, 1850-1923) - Naval officer and writer.
After various assignments as an aspiring naval officer, he embarked in 1871 in Valparaiso on the flagship Flore, going on a mission to Tahiti. During his stay he had the opportunity to attend the court of Queen POMARE IV, who gave him the nickname of Loti, after a tropical flower, and from 1876 he made his nom de plume. It was during this stay that he wrote The Marriage of Loti, in which he evokes the environment around the queen, her love stories and daily life on the island, before leaving again in 1872.

- Set of photographs and signed postcards, some of which depict him in naval officer's uniform. With the reproduction of a painting showing him on a Bosphorus background, dedicated to his friend Émile Vedel.
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