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Authentic narrative of the wreck of his majesty's ship Sceptre, of 64 guns, Capt. Valentine Edwards, in Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, November 6, 1799, including the melancholy loss of upwards of three hundred and fifty of the crew, interspersed with interesting particulars and cursory observations. Also sufferings of Don Joseph Pizarro, &c.
- London, Thomas Tegg, (1810).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the 'wreck of the Sceptre, 64 guns, in a tremendo's hurricane, Cape of Good Hope' (mounted; small tear rep.). 28 pp.* Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. - 'On November 4, 1799, the Sceptre was lying in Table Bay with about a dozen other ships, when a very severe storm struck from the only quarter for which this bay provides no protection. The anchor cables parted in succession, and the shipdrove on a reef just off shore. The Sceptre broke up completely, and only 51 reached shore of the approximately 450 people on board. Nine of the ships in the bay drove on the shore in the same storm, and were lost' (Huntress p.50). - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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