Author: J. B. Henry Savigny and Alexander Correard
Release Date: April 3, 2004 [EBook #11772]
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No person can read this Interesting Narrative without being deeply affected by the perils and misfortunes to which the small remnant of persons, who were saved from this deplorable Shipwreck, were exposed. Of one hundred and fifty persons embarked upon the raft, and left to their fate, only fifteen remained alive thirteen days afterwards; but of these fifteen, so miraculously saved, life constituted the sole possession, being literally stripped of every thing. At Paris, some benevolent individuals have recently opened a subscription for their relief. Should any persons, in this country, feel disposed to contribute to this humane object, Mr. Colburn will feel great pleasure in becoming the medium for transmitting their subscriptions to the unfortunate sufferers.
voyage to Senegal
Undertaken by order of the
comprising an account
Shipwreck of the Medusa,
the sufferings of the crew,
and the various occurrences on board the raft,
in the desert of Zaara, at st. Louis,
and at the camp of Daccard.
To which are Subjoined
observations respecting the agriculture
western coast of Africa,
from cape Blanco to the mouth of the Gambia.
J.B. Henry Savigny,
Illustrated with the
notes of M. Bredif
and embellished with
A plan of the raft, and A portrait of king Zaide.