Tue, 2nd May 2017 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hibernia')

 
  Lot 74
 

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LOG OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF H.M.S. SHIP...

LOG OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF H.M.S. SHIP DIOMÈDE
beginning the 24th July 1810 and ending the 13th April 1811, kept by [illegible], contemporary grained calf (oil stain to fore-margins throughout) -- 11 x 9in. (28 x 23cm.)

Beginning at Bombay where the Diomède took on provisions, it sailed to Penang and to Madras where it returned twice. Six sailors were given the lash for various crimes and the Captain, Hugh Cook(?) laments the death of 25 crew members. Most of the log is concerned with the weather and the taking on of provisions.

Sold for £558
Estimated at £500 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
LOG OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF H.M.S. SHIP DIOMÈDE
beginning the 24th July 1810 and ending the 13th April 1811, kept by [illegible], contemporary grained calf (oil stain to fore-margins throughout) -- 11 x 9in. (28 x 23cm.)

Beginning at Bombay where the Diomède took on provisions, it sailed to Penang and to Madras where it returned twice. Six sailors were given the lash for various crimes and the Captain, Hugh Cook(?) laments the death of 25 crew members. Most of the log is concerned with the weather and the taking on of provisions.