“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).
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).
Hill, p160 for first edition.
Stock ID: 96677