Lieu.t Turner & Boats crew of the Ship Tea, made prisoners, by the Ladrone Pirates.
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 Ladrone pirates were led by the powerful Chinese female pirate, Ching Shih who commanded hundreds of junks crewed by thousands of pirates. They terrorized the China Sea and challenged the empires of the time, such as the British, Portuguese and the Qing dynasty. With the original 28 page chapbook and title page, describing the events and the sufferings of John Turner, cheif mate of the ship. 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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