"Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson,
And Some Of His Officers, Who, In August 1783,
Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope."
First edition 1788. Large format.
Beautifully rebound in half-leather.
Light brown leather over marbled boards.
Raised bands with gilt borders.
Contrasting morocco title labels.
Gilt panel vignettes.
xxvii, , 378 pages, .
Frontispiece portrait plate [restored].
Fold-out chart of the islands.
4 full-page illustrations and 1 fold-out panoramic [of seven].
7 full-page plates.
"Keate's narrative of the shipwreck of the Antelope off the hitherto
unexplored Pelew Islands in 1783 includes a full and interesting
description of the manners and customs of the islanders. Constructing
a small ship from the wreckage, the crew managed to reach Macao, and
eventually arrived safely in England. They took with them Prince Lee Boo,
one of the King's sons, but he unfortunately died of smallpox."
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- Number of Books
- Bindings, History, Illustrated, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- Captain Henry Wilson
- Book Title
- An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- G. Nicol., London
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 35×31 cm