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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, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Hon. East India Company by  George KEATE - Hardcover - Third - 1789 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

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, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Hon. East India Company

by KEATE, George

Condition: Near Fine


1789 George Keate Account of Pelew Islands Philippines War Palau South Pacific

George Keate's "Account of the Pelew Islands" is a rare 18th-century description of the Pelew people and Oceania regions of the South Pacific including the Philippines and other Pacific islands. Keate wrote this work was based on the account of Henry Wilson, an English sailor in the East India Company. His ship, the Antelope, was shipwrecked off of the Palau islands. Following the premier in 1788, this book became immensely popular to readers in England, a book in which Keate described the local Pelew people as savages and drew in audiences with descriptions of unknown and unfamiliar lands.

Keate's 'Account' gives descriptions of coral Reefs, manners and customs of the natives, details of battles and local wars, weapons and military tactics, canoe making, and more.

This 1789 edition includes a section on the vocabulary of the Pelew language.

Item number: #7076

Price: $1500

KEATE, George

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, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Hon. East India Company

London: Printed for Captain Wilson; And sold by G. Nicol, 1789. Third edition.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o xxvii, [1], 378

o 15 engraved-plates

· References: ESTC N 16029; Lowndes 1255

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~12.5in X 10.25in (31.5cm x 26cm)

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