1768 1ed Byron VOYAGES Patagonia South America Shipwreck Wager Mutiny INDIANS

BYRON, John

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John Byron was an 18th-century British Royal Navy officer known for his world circumnavigation, his battles in the Revolutionary War, and his authorship of ‘Narrative’, a personal memoir of his adventures at sea. This work, which provides an important perspective on the famous Wager Mutiny, describes Byron’s arrival on the Patagonian coast and his rise to Commander during the Revolution. ‘Narrative’ features a charming frontispiece of Patagonian locals; a people group that Byron encountered when he was chosen to explore South America in search of a settlement for British naval base.

 

Hill makes an important note of Byron and his works:

“Byron was a midshipman aboard the Wager, which was wrecked on an island off the Chilean coast. He describes the privations endured by the survivors who remained with Captain David Cheap. They were made prisoners by the Indians and turned over to the Spanish authorities. This narrative supplied his grandson, Lord Byron, the poet, with many particulars for the shipwreck in Canto II of Don Juan.”

 

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1768 1ed Byron VOYAGES Patagonia South America Shipwreck Wager Mutiny INDIANS

 

John Byron was an 18th-century British Royal Navy officer known for his world circumnavigation, his battles in the Revolutionary War, and his authorship of ‘Narrative’, a personal memoir of his adventures at sea. This work, which provides an important perspective on the famous Wager Mutiny, describes Byron’s arrival on the Patagonian coast and his rise to Commander during the Revolution. ‘Narrative’ features a charming frontispiece of Patagonian locals; a people group that Byron encountered when he was chosen to explore South America in search of a settlement for British naval base.

 

Hill makes an important note of Byron and his works:

“Byron was a midshipman aboard the Wager, which was wrecked on an island off the Chilean coast. He describes the privations endured by the survivors who remained with Captain David Cheap. They were made prisoners by the Indians and turned over to the Spanish authorities. This narrative supplied his grandson, Lord Byron, the poet, with many particulars for the shipwreck in Canto II of Don Juan.”

 

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BYRON, John

 

The narrative of the Honourable John Byron, commodore in a late expedition round the world : containing an account of the great distresses suffered by himself and his companions on the coast of Patagonia, from the year 1740, till their arrival in England, 1746 : with a description of St. Jago de Chili, and the manners and customs of the inhabitants : also a relation of the loss of the Wager, man of war, one of Admiral Anson’s squadron

 

London : Printed for S. Baker and G. Leich [sic] … and T. Davies, 1768. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [4], xii, 257, [1]
  • References: Sabin 9130; Hill, 41-42;
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Bateman, 1768
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~75in X 5.5in (22.5cm x 14cm)

 

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13997

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

BYRON, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete