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Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, 1792: Juan Francisco De La Bodega y Quadra and the Nootka Sound Controversy (Northwest Historical Series, XIX)

Bodega y Quadra, Juan Francisco De La (Translated By Freeman M. Topvell)

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ISBN 10: 0870624083 / ISBN 13: 9780870624087
Published by The Arthur H. Clark Company, Norman, OK, 2012
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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196 pages, indexed. Upper outside corner of the top board is very slightly bumped. Volume is otherwise Fine and appears un-read. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 033594

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Title: Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, ...

Publisher: The Arthur H. Clark Company, Norman, OK

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Cloth - Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition / First Printing.

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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.

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