A Narrative of the Loss of the Winterton East Indiaman, Wrecked on the Coast of Madagascar in 1792; and of the Sufferings connected with that Event. To which is subjoined, a short account of the natives of Madagascar, with suggestions as to their civilization. By a passenger in the ship.

  • Buchan, George
  • Edinburgh: Printed for Waugh and Innes 1820


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. ix, [v], 256 + frontispiece, 1 plate, and 1 folding map. Modern plain blue buckram, spine lettered in gilt. A little light spotting, plates toned. Library bookplate to front pastedown (overstamped ‘duplicate sold’), East India Company library stamps to title-page, final leaf, and verso of map.


George Buchan of Kelloe (1775-1856) was a teenager on the voyage in question, which ran aground on rocks a few miles from Madagascar, leaving the survivors marooned on the island. After further adventures they reached Madras, where Buchan went on to be a secretary to the government, eventually retiring to an estate in Berwickshire.

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