Pirates of the Caribbean

A Manuscript Letter Book, 1815 - 1816, from the Office of the Commander in Chief of the Jamaica Station.


A manuscript letter book detailing correspondence, orders and remarks. The period covered by this letter book is of exceptional interest, ranging from the historic destruction of Port Royal by fire on 13 July 1815 to the five month blockade and subsequent capture of Cartagena by a Spanish expeditionary fleet under the command of Don Pablo Morillo, Captain General of Venezuela.

Thursday 13 July 1815. 'The Naval Hospital and greater part of Port Royal consumed by fire which began at 1.30 p.m.' Thursday 12 December, 'Received General Morillo acquainting me with the fall of Carthagena on the 6th.' Saturday 1 March. 'Letter respecting the bad quality of the French beef supplied to the Squadron.'

Very good

Folio. 220 pages. Contemporary reverse calf.


Offered by Peter Hill