Auction 116, Lot 832

"A Chart of the Pelew Islands and Adjacent Seas", Wilson, Capt. Henry

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1788 (dated)

Publication: An Account of the Pelew Islands…

Color: Black & White

Size:
11 x 20.8 inches
27.9 x 52.8 cm

The Antelope, a 300-ton East India Company packet ship under the command of Henry Wilson, was wrecked on the Pelew Islands on August 10, 1783 when it struck a reef. The officers and crew constructed a ship from the Antelope's timbers and eventually reached Macao in it. This map is centered on the Pelew Islands and includes the area from the China Sea to the Carolinas. It is from the book "An Account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean" published by George Keate for Captain Wilson. The Pelew Islands later became a German colony as part of New Guinea. A scare chart.

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Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed. Crisp impression on thick hand laid paper. Some toning or foxing, most in upper portion.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Sold for: $45

Closed on 9/20/2006

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