Fourteen days after leaving Valparaiso, Easter Island, the "Mystery of the Pacific" was sighted. Easter Island is 2300 miles west of Chile, and, though it is comparatively well-known by repute on account of the huge images, hewn out of lava, that are to be found in many parts of the island, especially near the sea shore, it has been very seldom visited.
"Three Voyages of a Naturalist. Being an Account of Many Little-Known Islands in Three Oceans Visited by the "Valhalla" R.Y.S.,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 20
, Article 7.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol20/iss2/7