Title: Lost Caravel. 1st Australian in dj.
Publisher:  Pacific Publishers, Sydney, 1975, ISBN:0858070219
Seller ID: 87224
LANGDON, Robert. The Lost Caravel. Sydney: Pacific Publications, (1975). First Australian Edition. Pp. (10),-368, + 24 p. of plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, black cloth with white lettering to spine. "On 26 May 1526, four Spanish ships under the command of Garcia Jofre de Loaisa passed into the Pacific from the Strait of Magellan bound for the spice-rich East Indies. Six days later, they were separated by a storm and one ship, the caravel San Lesmes, was never heard of again. Now, after a lapse of four and a half centuries, historian Robert Langdon has put forward the theory that the caravel was wrecked on an atoll to the east of Tahiti, that the crew survived and intermarried with the local women, and that over the next 250 years they and their descendants spread to many Polynesian islands." - from the dj. Spotting to edges, name, else good in chipped dust jacket. 25.00