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

KEATE, George

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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 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.

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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 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: #9541

Price: $1250

 

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.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xxvii, [1], 378
    • 17 engraved plates
  • References: ESTC N 16029; Lowndes 1255
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11.25in X 9.5in (28.5cm x 24cm)

 

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9541

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

KEATE, George

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete