KEATE, George

An account of the Pelew Islands,

£2,250

An account of the Pelew Islands,
situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the journals and communications of Capain Henry Wilson and some of his officers, who, in August 1783 were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Honourable East India Company.
London, For Captain Wilson, 1788.

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An account of the Pelew Islands,

Description

“In 1783 the Antelope commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, ran onto a reef near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group, and was wrecked. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo one of King Abba Thulle’s sons, with them to England” (Hill).

Description

Second edition. 4to, (29.5 x 24.5 cm), xxviii, 378 pp., portrait frontispiece, folding map, 15 plates (11 of which are folding), some offsetting from plates to text, occasional light foxing, contemporary calf gilt, red morocco letteing piece, raised bands, a very handsome example.

Provenance: John Morritt, Rokeby Park (armorial bookplate); Robert Hayhurst (bookplate).

Bibliography

Hill, p160 for first edition.

 

Stock ID: 96677