An Account of the Pelew Islands: Situated in the Great South Sea.: Composed from the Journals of Capt. Henry Wilson, and his Officers; Who, in August, 1783, were there Ship-Wrecked in the Antelope Packet

An Account of the Pelew Islands: Situated in the Great South Sea.: Composed from the Journals of Capt. Henry Wilson, and his Officers; Who, in August, 1783, were there Ship-Wrecked in the Antelope Packet

 George Keate; Henry Wilson

New-York : Printed by Tiebout et O'Brien, for Evert Duyckinck, and Co. booksellers and stationers, no. 110, Pearl-Street, 1796


[Early New York Imprint] Rare American edition. Bound in contemporary calf-backed boards.  Boards are German-style, paper-covered wood.  Shelfworn, with wood slightly exposed. 14 cm. Lacking front endpaper.  131, [2], iv-viii p. Contents bound at rear (as called for).  Evans, 30651. 

"In 1783, the Antelope (owned by the East India Company), 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, where he made a good impression" - Hill.

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