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Collection name:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
Short Title:
The Coast of N.W. America.
G.G. & J. Robinson
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An uncolored map of the coast from western Alaska to northern Mexico. Note within cartouche states, "The parts not shaded to the Eastward of Cape Decision are taken from Spanish Authorities - and those not shaded to the Westward of Cape St. Hermogenes are taken from Russian Authorities." Full lines show the vessels' tracks north, with dotted lines showing the vessels' tracks south.
P197; Streeter 3497; Sabin 98443; Cowan 1933; Wagner 853-860.
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North America
United States
Full Title:
A Chart Shewing part of the Coast of N.W. America, With the Tracks of His Majesty's Sloop Discovery and Armed Tender Chatham; Commanded by George Vancouver Esqr. and prepared from the foregoing Surveys under his immediate inspection by Lieut. Edwd. Roberts in which the Continental Shore has been correctly Traced and Determined From Lat. 29¼54'N. and Long. 244¼33'E. to Cape Douglas in Lat. 58¼52'N and Longd. 207¼20'E. during the Summers of 1792, 1793, and 1794. 14. Warner Sculp. London: Published May 1st 1798, by J. Edwards Pall Mall & G. Robinson Paternoster Row.
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Roberts, Edwd. (Edward), Lieut.
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Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
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A Voyage Of Discovery To The North Pacific Ocean And Round The World In Which The Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined And Accurately Surveyed. Undertaken by His Majesty's Command, Principally With A View To Ascertain The Existence Of Any Navigable Communication Between The North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; And Performed In The Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795 In The Discovery Sloop Of War, And Armed Tender Chatham, Under The Command Of Captain George Vancouver. In Three Volumes. London: Printed For G.G. And J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row; And J. Edwards, Pall-Mall. 1798.
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P197; Streeter 3497; Sabin 98443; Cowan 1933; Wagner 853-860.
Pub Note:
Atlas, without title, as issued. Contains ten charts and six sheets of views (profiles of parts of the coastlines). Compare the English charts to the French issues in the French Neptune of 1820. Vancouver's charts were the most accurate of the area for many years into the 19th century. In addition to the eight Northwest Coast charts, there is a "Chart shewing part of the S.W. Coast of New Holland" (with inset charts of New Zealand) and "A Chart of the Sandwich Islands." Maps are without color and bound into half leather burgundy cloth covered boards with "Atlas To Vancouvers Voyage" stamped in gilt on a red leather label on the spine. Streeter calls the accounts of the voyage, "One of the most important accounts of the exploration of the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand, and valuable source of information about Tahiti and the Hawaiian Islands in the last decade of the eighteenth century." Voyage accounts are bound in three volumes, all in half leather with green cloth boards. "Vancouver's Voyage" and the volume number embossed in gold on spine.
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Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998

The Coast of N.W. America.