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69 3569 Woodard D
69 3569 Woodard D
69 3569 Woodard D
69 3569 Woodard D
69/3569 Woodard, D. Relation des malheurs et de la captivité pendant deux ans et cinq mois, du capitaine David Woodard, et de quatre de ses compagnons dans l'isle de Célébès, avec la Description de cette Isle, de ses Productions, et des Moeurs et Coutumes de ses Habitans; suivies de Plusieurs Récits intéressans de Naufrages modernes. Paris, F. Buisson, 1805, (2),322p., engr. silhouette portr., 2 fold. plans, 1 double-p. plate, contemp. boards.

- Bookplate on upper pastedown; portrait partly waterst.; plans sl. foxed/ 1 w. sm. tear; lvs. trifle foxed. Spine sl. rubbed.

= NHSM, p.142. Hill 1912: "In January of 1793, Woodard sailed in the American ship Enterprise from Batavia, bound for Manila. Sent off in a boat with five others to purchase provisions from another ship, they found themselves separate from their own ship after a storm. The seamen spent many days trying to locate their ship, but they were finally forced to land on Celebes, where one of them was murdered by the Malays and the others were taken into captivity. They escaped with the help of a Mohammedan priest and gradually made their way to Macassar and then back to Batavia. Included in the book is a geographical account of the island of Celebes, a brief vocabulary of the Malay language, and various concise accounts of other land and sea hardships, (...)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIII.

€ (300-500)