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Savigny, J B H & Alexander Correard "
Schipbreuk van het Fregat Medusa, op deszelfs togt naar de Senegal, in het jaar 1816. Of volledig berigt van de merkwaardige voorvallen op het vlot, in de woestijn Sahara, te Str. Louis, en in het leger bij Daccard, benevens eenige landhuishoudkundige berigten nopens de westelijk kust van Afrika, van Kaap Blank tot aan den mond van de Gambia. Met eene afbeelding van het vlot.Haarlem, widow of A. Loosjes, 1818. 8vo. With a plate showing the raft (18.5 x 9.5 cm) with the caption: “Honderd en vijftig menschen zochten hun behoud op deze machine, slechts vijftien vonden redding na een lijden van dertien dagen”. Gold-tooled red morocco."
1817. [8], 168 pp.First and only edition of the Dutch translation of an eye-witness account of the disaster that befell the frigate Meduse one of the most infamous shipwrecks of the age of sailing ships. It was also one of the worst examples of leadership in history, where panic drove out every vestige of common sense. Two survivors, J.B.H. Savgny, a surgeon, and Alexander Correard, a naval officer, wrote a widely read book about the incident, and the episode was immortalized when Theodore Gericault painted “Le radeau de la Meduse” (The raft of the Medusa), which became an iconic artwork of French Romanticism.The incident quickly became a scandal in French politics and Bourbon officials tried to cover it up. Captain Chaumareys was tried and found guilty of incompetent and complacent navigation and of abandoning the Meduse before all her passengers had been taken off. J.B.H. Savigny and another survivor, the geographer-engineer Alexandre Correard, subsequently wrote a book with their present account of the incident, first published in French 1817 as Naufrage de la fregate la Meduse. It went through five editions by 1821 and was also published with success in English, German, Dutch and Italian translations.After the story of the shipwreck the account continues with the description of the circumstances in the Sahara desert, St. Louis and the army camp near Daccard, followed by a review of agricultural reports from the western part of the coast of Africa, from Cap-Blanc to the mouth of the Gambia.Head of spine slightly rubbed, restorations in some pages, otherwise in good condi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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