An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. 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, a Packet Belonging to the Hon. East India Company. George Keate.
An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. 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, a Packet Belonging to the Hon. East India Company

An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. 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, a Packet Belonging to the Hon. East India Company

Dublin: Luke White, 1788. 1st. Full Calf. 8vo. xix, [1], 378 pp. 8 pages of publisher advertisements at rear. Frontispiece of Captain Henry Wilson; 2 maps (1large fold-out); 14 engraved plates (1 fold-out); tissue guards. Contemporary full calf; gilt lettering & ruling to spine. Professionally rebacked; endpapers renewed; spine scuffed and wear to extremities (corner boards showing); contents clean and tight; a very good copy. Item #6946

One of the more popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific, detailing the voyage of the Antelope in 1783 and shipwreck near one of the Pelew Islands. The crew lived among the natives for some time, eventually building a small vessel in which they reached Macao. Remains the main source for early knowledge of the Palau Islands in Micronesia. (Hill 907, British Edition). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

Price: $450.00

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