Wed, 20th Apr 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Princess)

 
  Lot 52
 

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AUSTRALIA: THE FIRST BOTANY BAY FLEET<br/>We left...

AUSTRALIA: THE FIRST BOTANY BAY FLEET
We left Rio Janeira the 4th August 1787. This reports people falling overboard - The Alexander in distress as the crew had mutinied, four of the worst secured - sent in irons to the Sirius. On the 12th made Table Bay, good supplies of fresh provisions, including livestock, every person now had meat, bread, and one gallon of beer a day while in port. The only place proposed to stop before reaching Botany Bay, is the Island Of Desolation-so named by Captain Cook. -- 26cm. of column space, back page, Cols 1-2, in an original and complete issue of The Newcastle Chronicle, dated 7th of June, 1788

Sold for £409
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(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
AUSTRALIA: THE FIRST BOTANY BAY FLEET
We left Rio Janeira the 4th August 1787. This reports people falling overboard - The Alexander in distress as the crew had mutinied, four of the worst secured - sent in irons to the Sirius. On the 12th made Table Bay, good supplies of fresh provisions, including livestock, every person now had meat, bread, and one gallon of beer a day while in port. The only place proposed to stop before reaching Botany Bay, is the Island Of Desolation-so named by Captain Cook. -- 26cm. of column space, back page, Cols 1-2, in an original and complete issue of The Newcastle Chronicle, dated 7th of June, 1788