[Palau] Abba Thulle King of Pelew.
Published by G. Nichol, for Capt Henry Wilson, as the Act directs May 1st. 1788.
Stipple and etching. 243 x 183mm. 9½ x 7¼". Light staining, trimmed.
Captain Henry Wilson when he stayed in the Palau Islands, now known as Belau, after the shipwreck of his East India Company packet Antelope. Wilson and his crew became friendly with the Palauans, especially the high chief of Koror, the ibedul, known by the crew as Abba Thule. Abba Thule's second son, Prince Lee Boo, was chosen to sail to England with the crew. They left the islands on 12 November 1783. Lee Boo survived only six months in England. He died of smallpox and was buried in the churchyard of St Mary's, Rotherhithe, where his grave can still be seen.
See Ref: 10790 for Prince Lee Boo, his son.
[Ref: 21121] £130.00