# 41371

WHITE, John (1756-1832)

John Whites resa till Nya Holland, åren 1787 och 1788.

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I sammandrag af Samuel Ödmann. Upsala [i.e. Uppsala] : J. Edmans Enka, 1793. Octavo, contemporary half-calf over papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt-ruled raised bands and contrasting title-piece lettered in gilt (the leather a little dry and worn); pp. XII, 147, [1], illustrated with 4 engraved plates; front pastedown with early ownership inscription in pencil, front free-endpaper with later name in pen; title-page with pale water stain, scattered light foxing and occasional underlining in pencil; [BOUND WITH] [HYNES, John]. Berättelse om ängelska skeppets Grosvenors strandning på Africas östra kust, samt besättningens vandring genom landets inre öknar till Capska nybygget, år 1782. Från tyskan, förkortad. Upsala : J. F. Edman, 1794. pp. [8], 86, [1]; some light foxing, last few leaves with pale water stain.

First Swedish translations – albeit abridged – of both works. The translator was Samuel Ödmann (1750-1829).

The more significant of the two is of course the First Fleet account of John White, the newly appointed first Surgeon-General of New South Wales, which also includes a summary of Cook, Extracts from Captain James Cook’s Journal, kept during his Voyage on the Coast of New Holland, in the year 1770 (pp. 115-147).

The second is the narrative of John Hynes describing the miserable fate of the passengers and crew of the East Indiaman Grosvenor, shipwrecked off the Pondoland coast of southern Africa in 1782 en route to England from Trincomalee in Ceylon.