A Voyage to the South-Seas, in the Years 1740-1.


A Voyage to the South-Seas, in the Years 1740-1.
Containing, a faithful Narrative of the Loss of His Majesty’s Ship the Wager … The whole compiled by Persons concerned in the Facts related, viz. John Bulkeley and John Cummins …
London, printed for Jacob Robinson, 1743.

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‘This book is one of the principal accounts of the Wager, which was wrecked off the southern coast of Chile after rounding Cape Horn. Under the command of Captain Cheap, the Wager was one of Anson’s fleet, which was on its way to harass the Spanish. After the wreck, gunner John Bulkeley and carpenter John Cummins conducted the mutinous part of the crew until they arrived safely in Rio de Janeiro. Much of the adventure and interest of the account is in the description of their travails passing through the Strait of Magellan in a longboat’ (Hill).


First edition. 8vo, xx, 220pp., contemporary sprinkled calf rebacked, joints, edges, and corners worn.


BdM I, 133; Hill 210; Sabin 9108.


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