A Woman and Boy of Patagonia in South America, receiving Beads, &c. from Commodore (now Admiral) Byron,-whose Valuable Discoveries in his Celebrated Voyage Round the World (as well as All the Other Modern Discoveries in the Southern & NorthernHemispheres) will be Inserted in this Work. Engraved for Millar's, New Complete & Universal System of Geography.
Engraving. Plate 297 x 178mm. 11¾ x 7".
Vice-Admiral The Hon. John Byron, RN (1723-1786) was an English Vice-Admiral. In 1741, his ship, HMS Wager, was shipwrecked on the coast of Patagonia, but he completed his own circumnavigation some 25 years later as captain aboard HMS Dolphin. In his official logs, it became clear that the people Byron's expedition had encountered were no taller than 6-foot-6-inches, tall but by no mean giants; though in comparison to him, they were tall enough.
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