Loss of the Wager, Man of War, on Wager Island, near Mount Misery.
Aquatint. With original corresponding letterpress chapbook. Sheet size: 185 x 265mm (7¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Folds as published. Remains of binding distressed.
A plate from 'The Mariner's Marvellous Magazine, or Wonders of the Ocean; Containing the Most Remarkable Adventures and Relations of Mariners in Various Parts of the Globe. In Four Volumes, Embelished with Forty Engravings', published by Thomas Tegg, 111, Cheapside, J. and A. Duncan, Glasgow; J. Sutherland, Edinburgh; and J. McClery, Dublin. 1809. The Wager was part of the fleet of George Anson which had been despatched to raid Spanish ports on the west coast of South America. Separated from the fleet in fog off Patagonia, he rounded Cape Horn and ran aground in the Guayaneco Archipel, to the south of the Golfo de Penas on the southern Chilean coast. With the original 28 page chapbook and title page, describing the event. Thomas Tegg published forty chapbooks between 1805 and 1809, which relate narratives of shipwreck and captivity occurring between 1678 and 1809.
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