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Georges KEATE
Relation des îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'Océan Pacifique, composée sur les journeaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de ses Officiers, qui en août mil-sept-cent-quatre-vingt-trois, y ont fait naufrage sur l'Antelope, paquebot de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales
First french edition, illustrated with 16 boards, including 11 unfolding and a large folding map (native views, objects ...). This edition was published the same year as the English original.Bindings in full marbled and glossy sheepskin. Smooth back decorated with 4 boxed florets. Title pieces in red morocco, tomatoes in black morocco. Triple framing net on the boards. 2 micro cuts at the head of Volume 2. Narrow slot in the upper joint at the head of Volume 1, lower joint split at the head and tail over 4 cm. Blunt corners, some cut off with lack of leather. Rubbed together. Good general appearance.The Palau Archipelago is located in the east of the Philippines, in northern Indonesia, in Micronesia; Captain George Wilson and his crew in the service of the East India Company were shipwrecked on an island near Palau in 1783. The book tells how they were received by the natives and their king, and how they lived until that the king had them build a ship to go to Macau, while entrusting his son to the care of Captain Wilson, so that he received a Western education. Georges Keate, using the captain's notebooks, drew up the voyage narration of the Antelope ship that departed from Macao. The introduction is a research in the literature of the existence of these islands. The book relates, of course, the habits and customs of the inhabitants. At the end of Volume II, a vocabulary of the Pelew language. It is interesting to note an episode which shows the king at war against the inhabitants of other islands, and who borrowed 5 men to the captain to accompany him to the war, the peac … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]

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