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Views of Parts of the Coast of North West America. Vancouver, George, 1757-1798, 1798

Views of Parts of the Coast of North West America. / Vancouver, George, 1757-1798 / 1798
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Full Title: Views of Parts of the Coast of North West America. 6. W. Alexander delt. from Sketches made on the Spot. London. Published May 1st 1798, by R. Edwards New Bond Street, J. Edwards Pall Mall and G. Robinson Paternoster Row. Engraved by B.T. Pouncy.

Author: Vancouver, George, 1757-1798

Date: 1798

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Author: Vancouver, George, 1757-1798

Date: 1798

Short Title: Views of Parts of the Coast of North West America.

Publisher: London: G.G. & J. Robinson

Type: View

Object Height cm: 37

Object Width cm: 49

Note: Uncolored views including Scots Islands, Cape Scot, Woody Point, Nootka Sound, Cape Disappointment and the entrance to the Columbia River, and Punto Barro de Arena.

Reference: P197; Streeter 3497; Sabin 98443; Cowan 1933; Wagner 853-860.

State / Province: Oregon ; Washington ; British Columbia

Full Title: Views of Parts of the Coast of North West America. 6. W. Alexander delt. from Sketches made on the Spot. London. Published May 1st 1798, by R. Edwards New Bond Street, J. Edwards Pall Mall and G. Robinson Paternoster Row. Engraved by B.T. Pouncy.

List No: 3354.006

Series No: 9

Engraver or Printer: Alexander, W. ; Pouncy, B.T.

Published In: 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.

Publication Author: Vancouver, George, 1757-1798

Publication Date: 1798

Publication Reference: P197; Streeter 3497; Sabin 98443; Cowan 1933; Wagner 853-860.

Publication 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.

Publication List No: 3354.000

Publication Type: Chart Atlas

Publication Maps: 16

Publication Height cm: 54

Publication Width cm: 45

Image No: 3354006

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