Wreck of the Antelope Packet, Capt. Henry Wilson, on a Reef of Rocks, near the Pelew Islands.
London Pub. by T. Tegg, Dec. 3. 1808.
Aquatint. Sheet size: 185 x 265mm (7¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Folds as published. Small tear in lower edge.
From a very scarce series of plates by the caricaturist William Elmes depicting shipwrecks and maritime disasters, attacks by native Americans and by other indigenous peoples and pirates, ceremonies, punishments and torture. Published by Thomas Tegg. This was the first sustained contact with the Pelew Islands whilst the Antelope was being repaired. Lee Boo, a Pelew islander was brought to London but he died of smallpox. Wilson wrote a popular book about his experiences.
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