London: Henry Colburn, 1818. Scarce. Comprises an account of the shipwreck of the Medusa, the sufferings of the crew, and the various occurrences on board the raft, in the desert of Zaara, at St. Louis, and at the camp of Daccard. To which are subjoined observations respecting the agriculture of the western coast of Africa. Illustrated with the notes of M. Bredif (engineer on the voyage), a plan of the raft, and a portrait of King Zaide. The Medusa had a terrible shipwreck that killed almost all aboard the ship. This narrative was written by two of the crew who escaped from the catastrophe. Bound in three quarter brown leather with brown cloth covers. Leather is chipped, rubbed, and bumped. Interior pages have some foxing throughout, some pages with marginal dampstains not affecting legibility. The plan of the raft is very dampstained but the raft itself is almost free of the stain. Frontis portrait of King Zaide is in color. Good plus. Measures 5.25 x 8.5 inches. 360 pages. AFRICA/030821.
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