Place Published: [Paris]
Publisher: [De l'Imprimerie de la Republique]
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Vancouver Map of Southern Alaska and British Columbia.
Originally folded, now flat, 8-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches, hand-coloured image area including border.
One 1/8 inch brown spot bottom left not on land mass and small open tear in yellow framed border on left side, otherwise very good condition.
Very detailed West Coast regional map, one of the sectional maps from the first Octavo edition of Vancouver's Voyages and comprise the first detailed printed maps of the regions covered, circa 1801.
Queen Charlotte Island and Prince of Wales Island see their full shores mapped in detail for the first time. These island as well as the adjacent coastal lands are the traditional home of the Haida and Tlingit peoples.
During the summers of 1792-94, George Vancouver and the crew of the British naval ships Discovery and Chatham mapped the northwest coast of North America from Baja California to Alaska. Vancouver's voyage was the last, and longest, of the great Pacific voyages of the late eighteenth century. Taking the art and technique of distant voyaging to a new level, Vancouver eliminated the possibility of a Northwest Passage and his remarkably precise surveys completed the outline of the Pacific. His expedition was also partially responsible for the British domination of Australia and New Zealand and the establishment of the Kingdom of Hawaii through his assistance to Kamehameha I, the king of Hawaii.
Very Good. Item #7438