Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, 1792

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Description

In 1792, Spanish naval officer and explorer Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra sailed from San Blas, Mexico, to Nootka Sound, on the west coast of present-day Vancouver Island. For nearly three years, he had been immersed in the aftermath of the Nootka Crisis of 1789, a dispute between Britain and Spain over sovereignty in the North Pacific. He was journeying north as his government's commissioner to hand over Spanish-occupied territory at Nootka. This book offers the first published English translation of Bodega's journal, a remarkable account of his travels along the Northwest Coast of America, encounters with Native peoples--most notably, Chief Maquinna--and the friendship that developed between Bodega and his British counterpart, George Vancouver. Until now, Bodega's journal has been available only in Spanish publications or in manuscript form. This much-needed English-language edition results from the collaboration of three preeminent scholars of the Pacific Northwest, who provide an in-depth introduction and extensive footnotes that make the translation accessible to a contemporary audience. Also included in this edition is a generous selection of Bodega's original charts and illustrations created by the artists who worked with José Mariano Moziño and José Maldonado, two scientists who--at Bodega's insistence--accompanied him on his expedition to Nootka. show more

Book details

EAN

9780870624087

Classifications

Southern Europe
Canada
Diaries, letters & journals
European history
British & Irish history
History of the Americas
Historical geography
Geographical discovery and exploration

Format

Hardback

Number of pages

200 pages

Weight(g)

527g

Dimensions(mm)

235 x 156 x 22

Publication date

2012-05-30

Publisher

Arthur H. Clark Company

Readership

General (US: Trade)

Series

Northwest Historical Series

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United States

Language

English

EAN 9780870624087
Classification Southern Europe
Canada
Diaries, letters & journals
European history
British & Irish history
History of the Americas
Historical geography
Geographical discovery and exploration
Format Hardback
Number of pages 200 pages
Weight(g) 527g
Dimensions(mm) 235 x 156 x 22
Publication date 2012-05-30
Publisher Arthur H. Clark Company
Readership General (US: Trade)
Series Northwest Historical Series
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United States
Language: English

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