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Lot 144
TAHITI
Sold for £660 (US$ 1,078) inc. premium

Lot Details
TAHITI
"A Log of the proceedings of HMS Dauntless Commencing the 1st Day of Decr 1821 and Ending the 30th day of June 1822/ George C. Gambier Captain/ Kept by RF Gambier Midshipman" , sailing to the South Seas (arriving at Huahini on 20 January 1822), signed at the end, upwards of 80 pages, marbled wrappers, slight dust-staining and wear to wrappers, folio, Tahiti and elsewhere, 1821-1822

Footnotes

  • The Dauntless was a 26-gun sloop, built in 1808 and broken up in 1823. Included in the lot are two of Gambier's order books (night and day), kept by him when in command of HMS Sappho, engaged in the suppression of the slave trade, in 1845.
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