Sketches in the Pacific. The South Sea Islands.


Date: 1851



Conway Shipley sailed from Valparaiso on the 'Calypso' in the February of 1848. During the next few months he visited Pitcairn, Tahiti, Fiji and Samoa. He describes and illustrated each of the four places with lovely lithographs - evoking a world of paradise islands. (Bobins)

A beautiful copy of one of the great illustrated books of the South Pacific. Most of the material for this work was obtained on visits to various mission stations in the Pacific.

Tinted lithographed title with vignette, two lithographed leaves containing dedication, 25 tinted lithographed plates.

List of plates and facsimile signatures

Decorative blue cloth gilt, spine decorated and lettered in gilt.

Folio (422 x 325mm.), [6], 36pp.


Abbey Travel 601; Not in Tooley; Ferguson 15656A; Hill (2nd ed) 1564; Kroepelien 1189; O'Reilly-Reitman 1125; Bobins 1124 & 331.

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Publisher: London: Thomas McLean





ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-07-21

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