Wed, 26th Oct 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Implacable)

 
  Lot 28
 

28

THE FIRST FLEET<br/>"His Majesty has received...

THE FIRST FLEET
"His Majesty has received intelligence from Captain Phillips, on his passage to Botany Bay, dated from the Brazils, which states that he has had a prosperous voyage, and has only lost seven convicts since departure from this country. He states his plan at large, which is founded in good sense and observation. He does not mean that any of the convicts shall be sent ashore, till a strong fortress is erected….." rare article containing a report from the First Fleet en-route to Australia -- 3 ½in. of column space (back page, column 1), with red tax stamp, dated Saturday, January 5th, 1788, in a complete and original edition of THE LONDON CHRONICLE.

Sold for £372
Estimated at £300 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
THE FIRST FLEET
"His Majesty has received intelligence from Captain Phillips, on his passage to Botany Bay, dated from the Brazils, which states that he has had a prosperous voyage, and has only lost seven convicts since departure from this country. He states his plan at large, which is founded in good sense and observation. He does not mean that any of the convicts shall be sent ashore, till a strong fortress is erected….." rare article containing a report from the First Fleet en-route to Australia -- 3 ½in. of column space (back page, column 1), with red tax stamp, dated Saturday, January 5th, 1788, in a complete and original edition of THE LONDON CHRONICLE.