A voyage to the South-Seas, in the years 1740-1 Containing, A faithful Narrative of the Loss of his Majesty's Ship the Wager on a desolate Island in the Latitude 47 South, Longitude 81:40 West: With the Proceedings and Conduct of the Officers and Crew, and the Hardships they endured in the said Island for the Space of five Months; their bold Attempt for Liberty, in Coasting the Southern Part of the vast Region of Patagonia; setting out with upwards of Eighty Souls in their Boats; the Loss of the Cutter; their Passage through the Streights of Magellan; an Account of their Manner of living in the Voyage on Seals, Wild Horses, Dogs, &c. and the incredible Hardships they frequently underwent for Want of Food of any Kind; a Description of the several Places where they touch'd in the Streights of Magellan, with an Account of the Inhabitants, &c. and their safe Arrival to the Brazil, after sailing one thousand Leagues in a Long-Boat; their Reception from the Portuguese; an Account of the Disturbances at Rio Grand; their Arrival at Rio Janeiro; their Passage and Usage on Board a Portuguese Ship to Lisbon; and their Return to England. Interspersed with many entertaining and curious Observations, not taken Notice of by Sir John Narborough, or any other Journalist. The whole compiled by persons concerned in the facts related, viz. John Bulkeley and John Cummins, Late Gunner and Carpenter of the Wager

Main Author: Bulkeley, John
Other Authors: Cummins, John
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for Jacob Robinson, Publisher, at the Golden-Lion in Ludgate-Street 1743, M.DCC.XLIII. [1743]
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T142350. - Price from imprint: price Bound Three Shillings and Six-Pence. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - Sabin, 9108
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (xx,220p) 8°