Cap.t Wilson invested with the Order of the Bone.
Engraving. 102 x 165mm. 4 x 6½".
Captain Henry Wilson was a captain of the British East India Company's packet ship Antelope. In 1783 it was shipwrecked off Ulong, near Koror Island in Palau. Although the islands had been claimed by the Spanish, Wilson was the first to make sustained contact. The chiefs wore a bone around one of the wrists, in the form of a bracelet, which was a mark of great honour conferred only the king on officers of state, commanders or persons of great valour; this is the point where the king bestows a bone bracelet on Captain Wilson.
[Ref: 20330] £60.00