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CLUNE Frank Journey to Pitcairn.
CLUNE Frank Journey to Pitcairn.

Angus & Robertson (1966)
xviii + 245pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in very good D/W.

SHILLIBEER John A Narrative of the Briton
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SHILLIBEER John A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage, to Pitcairn's Island; - including an Interesting Sketch of the Present State of the Brazils and of Spanish South America. Illustrated with sixteen etchings by the author, from drawings on the spot.

London: for Law and Whittaker (1817)
2nd ed., frontispiece and 12 plates (2 folding, 1 comprising 2, the other 3 images; 1 printed in red ochre) from drawings by the author. Light foxing throughout in old half calf with marbled boards. Octavo. Also facsimile letter from Sir Thomas Staines describing Pitcairn Island in 1814.
A fascinating account by an officer in the Royal Marines on the H.M. Frigate Briton, including much on the mutiny of the Bounty, including an interview with the last survivor on Pitcairn Island. Shillibeer recorded what he saw in fine etchings he made on the spot, including views of Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Juan Fernandez, Callao, and Santa Christina, as well as a portrait of Friday Fletcher October Christian.

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BONNE Rigobert I. Pitcairn. Isles de Wallis. Esquisse de la Baye Dusky, dans la Nouvelle Zeelande. Paris, Atlas encyclopedique (with N. Desmarest) 1787 Hand coloured engraved maps of Pacific islands in compartments. Fine. 13.5 x 9.5" Islands in the Pacific Ocean described by Captain James Cook on one of his expeditions between 1768-1775. Dusky Bay was first sighted by Captain Cook during his first voyage to New Zealand in 1770.

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