Author:Capt. George Shelvocke, Commander of the Speedwell, Recovery, &c. in this Expedition

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Image for A Voyage Round The World By the Way of the Great South Sea, Perform’d in the Years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London, of 24 Guns and 100 Men, (under His Majesty’s Commission to cruize on the Spaniards in the late War with the Spanish Crown) till she was cast away on the Island of Juan Fernandes, in May 1720; and afterwards continu’d in the Recovery, the Jesus Maria and Sacra Familia, Etc.

A Voyage Round The World By the Way of the Great South Sea, Perform’d in the Years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London, of 24 Guns and 100 Men, (under His Majesty’s Commission to cruize on the Spaniards in the late War with the Spanish Crown) till she was cast away on the Island of Juan Fernandes, in May 1720; and afterwards continu’d in the Recovery, the Jesus Maria and Sacra Familia, Etc.

By: Capt. George Shelvocke, Commander of the Speedwell, Recovery, &c. in this Expedition

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1726)

Seller ID: S2341

ISBN: 0078842341X

Condition: 518 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1726), 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, 518 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


In 1718-9, the Success, commanded by Capt. Clipperton, expedition chief, and the Speed-well under Capt. Shelvocke set sail from England bound for the west coast of the Americas to take and seize Spanish ships. A terrifying tempest separated the two ships right at the start of this perilous adventure. Violent seas, a shipwreck and mutineers keep the pages turning! Readers can expect a faithful account of Shelvocke’s seafaring along the coasts of Chili, Peru and Mexico, along with descriptions of his inland expeditions, details of their survival on the Island of Juan Fernandes where they ... View more info