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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,.Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, A Packet Belonging To The Honourable East India Company.
London: Printed For Captain Wilson.G. Nicol, 1789. - Third edition. 4to., rebound in tan half calf, marble boards, leather spine labels, xxvii, (i), 378pp. With an engraved frontis portrait of Wilson, a large folding chart of the islands, 15 engraved plates (including 1 folding view of the island.) Some offsetting from the plates, a touch of foxing in the folds of the folding view, a few plates have some light foxing in the margins but o/w a fine copy. " In August, 1783, the Antelope, commanded by Henry Wilson of the East India Company's Marines, ran on a rock near one of the Pelew Islands, and became a wreck. This group of islands had been sighted by the Spaniards but never explored. Captain Wilson and his crew were well treated by the natives, and in time they managed to build a small vessel from the wreck, in which they were able to reach Macao, taking with them one of the king's sons. Wilson took him to England where he later died of small pox." (Cox II p.303, see Hill I for first edition of 1788.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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