A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage to Pitcairn's Island.
Book Id: 1238
Shillibeer, Lt. J. A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage to Pitcairn's Island. Law & Whittaker; Taunton 1817, 1st edition. (12), 180pp, frontis & 11 plts. Old half calf & marbled boards, pages uncut, vgc. A very interesting narrative including some curious details regarding the Mutiny of the Bounty and the meeting with the Mutiny survivor, John Adams, when the ship called at Pitcairn Island; also giving certain information regarding Capt. David Porter, of the U.S.S. Essex, and his proceedings in the Marquesas. Pages 8-19 relate to the Briton's visit to Brazil, particularly Rio de Janeiro. From Brazil the vessel was ordered into the Pacific to search for the American frigate Essex, then threatening the British whalers in those waters. Various places on the coast of Chile and Peru were visited, and likewise the Galapagos Islands. The writer excuses certain predatory practices on the part of the ladies of Payta in regard to the ship's silver, by saying that Anson, years before, had done the same thing to the property of their ancestors!