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An Account of the Pelew Islands

af George Keate

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In 1783, the East India Company packet, the Antelope was wrecked in the Pelew Islands (now Pelau or Belau in the western Carolines, in Micronesia). Captain Henry Wilson and his crew developed unusually amicable relations with the Palauan inhabitants and participated in expeditions against their enemies. They were able to recover a great deal from the wreck and to build a new vessel, with which they sailed to Macau after a stay of just over three months. They took with them Lee Boo, who became a figure of fashionable interest in London.… (mere)
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I kept running across this book (first published in 1788) while working through charging records for early American libraries: it was quite a popular read, in its day! When I found there was a modern edition, I just had to hunt it up and read it. It holds up surprisingly well, and still makes for very absorbing reading. The introductory matter and notes in the Leicester University Press edition are useful and well done, but I do wish that the editors had included more illustrations from the original editions, and in better reproductions.

Minor quibbles aside, I'm glad that this edition was published, and recommend Keate's book to anyone with an interest in late 18th-century travel narratives. ( )
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In 1783, the East India Company packet, the Antelope was wrecked in the Pelew Islands (now Pelau or Belau in the western Carolines, in Micronesia). Captain Henry Wilson and his crew developed unusually amicable relations with the Palauan inhabitants and participated in expeditions against their enemies. They were able to recover a great deal from the wreck and to build a new vessel, with which they sailed to Macau after a stay of just over three months. They took with them Lee Boo, who became a figure of fashionable interest in London.

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