Chart of the Pelew Islands & Philippines, 1788
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Author: Wilson, Henry
Title: A Chart of the Pelew Islands and Adjacent Seas
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1788
Copper-engraved map, hand-colored (later). 28x53.5 cm (11x20¾").
Map centered on the Pelew Islands in the South Pacific, with the Philippine Islands, the Carololinas, a portion of Borneo, etc. The map was published in "An Account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean", which related the fate of the Antelope, a 300-ton East India Company packet ship under the command of Henry Wilson, which was wrecked on the Pelew Islands on August 10, 1783 when it struck a reef. The officers and crew constructed a ship from the Antelope's timbers and eventually reached Macao in it.