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This copy, which is annotated by the Earl of Sandwich, may have been made for the Royal Navy’s investigation of the incident in early 1671, when the Sweepstakes was still supposed lost.
Verso of front flyleaf annotated by Edward Montagu, Earl of Sandwich identifying the pink Batchelor and its voyage to the Straits of Magellan "to make discovery of advantages to be had in Trade or otherwise There."
31 blank leaves at end not scanned.
Manuscript on paper of a fair copy of the ship’s journal kept by the first mate of the pink Batchelor from 2 November 1669, off the Cape Verde Islands, to 4 April 1670, off the coast of Patagonia. The daily entries contain details of the Batchelor’s voyage, including wind measurements, soundings, and sightings of land, and are particularly full for February and March of 1670, the period when the Batchelor lost contact during violent weather with its sister vessel the Sweepstakes, commanded by Sir John Narborough, and began its solo journey back to England.
1 v. (106 p., rectos only; blanks at end)
20 x 17 cm.
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