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A Narrative of the Loss of the Winterton East Indiaman,

BUCHAN George, of Kelloe (1820)

£500.00  [First Edition]

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wrecked on the coast of Madagascar in 1792; and of the sufferings connected with that event. To which is subjoined a short account of the natives of Madagascar, with suggestions as to their civilization. By a passenger in the ship.First edition. Folding map & 2 plates. 8vo. Modern half calf, textured cloth boards, spine gilt interior very good. xii, 256pp. Edinburgh, Printed for Waugh and Innes

Having put in at False Bay, allowing the passengers to visit Cape Town, the Winterton ran aground on rocks some six miles from Madagascar in calm weather. She was subsequently lost during the ensuing storm, and the survivors were marooned on Madagascar for some time before being able to reach Mozambique. From thence they sailed for Bombay but were captured by French pirates and taken to Mauritius where they were detained for a short time before being allowed to proceed to Madras which they finally reached on 16th January, 1794 some twenty-one months after leaving England.

Stock Code: 207692