Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest: Maps of Exploration and Discovery

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This regional bestseller is a one-of-a-kind collection of maps created by navigators, explorers, and cartographers who first charted the Northwest. The Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest showcases more than 320 original maps, many never before published. Here are the maps of explorers such as Cook, Vancouver, Bodega y Quadra, Mackenzie, Thompson, and Lewis and Clark. Representing four centuries of discovery and exploration, this unique reference book is a must-have for anyone interested in Northwest ...
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Seattle, Washington, U.S. A 1999 Hardcover 1st Edition New in New jacket 13.1 x 9.8 x 0.9 inches. pp. 208. 208 pp. "Hayes, a resident of Vancouver, BC, and a map researcher and ... collector for over 25 years, has produced a unique cartographic documentation of the history of the Pacific Northwest. He has assembled 325 contemporary color maps, ranging in date from 1569 (a Mercator map) to 1919 (a Poole Brothers map) that together trace the discovery, exploration, settlement, and geopolitical evolution of the region now encompassing Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, and the Yukon Territory." Read more Show Less

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This regional bestseller is a one-of-a-kind collection of maps created by navigators, explorers, and cartographers who first charted the Northwest. The Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest showcases more than 320 original maps, many never before published. Here are the maps of explorers such as Cook, Vancouver, Bodega y Quadra, Mackenzie, Thompson, and Lewis and Clark. Representing four centuries of discovery and exploration, this unique reference book is a must-have for anyone interested in Northwest history.
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Derek Hayes's book is both a research tool and an adventure story. It should delight scholars and casual readers alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570612152
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 13.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Early Approaches to the Northwest Coast 9
The Making of a Spanish Lake 9
The First Spanish Voyages to the Northwest Coast 9
The Zalteiri Map of 1566 10
The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake 11
The Michael Lok Map of 1582 14
Rumold Mereator's Map of 1587 14
The First Map of the Pacific Northwest 15
Thomas Cavendish--the Second English Circumnavigation 15
The 1606 Map of Jodueus Hondius 16
The 1597 Wytfliet Map--The First American Atlas 16
The Voyage of Juan de Fuea--Real or Imaginary? 16
The Voyage of Sebastian Vizeaino 17
Virginia to the Paeifie? 18
The Van Keulen Sea Atlases 18
Nieolas Sanson's Mappe-Monde 19
Giants on the Northwest Coast 19
Vitus Bering's First Voyage 20
The Du Halde Map Reveals Russian Diseoveries 21
Vitus Bering's Second Voyage 22
Jacques Nicholas Bellin's Attempts at Realism 24
The La France Map of 1744 25
The Mysterious Admiral De Fonte--the Mapping of Imagination 26
John Green Tries to Set the Record Straight 28
Gerhard Muller and his Famous Map 29
The Russians Discover the Aleutians 32
Byron's Pacific Voyage 32
Jonathan Carver's Travels 33
The First Spanish Explorations on the Northwest Coast 35
Thomas Jefferys' 1775 American Atlas 36
The Spanish Map the Washington and Oregon Coasts 37
Ignacio de Arteaga's Voyage to Alaska 40
James Cook's Third Voyage Reaches the Pacific Northwest 42
John Gore's Hopes for a Northwest Passage 46
Cook's Legacy 47
The Journal of James Burney 48
Secrecy on the Third Voyage 49
George Vancouver--Midshipman 50
Peter Pallas Maps Cook's Voyage 51
The Lovtsov Atlas 52
William Faden's Map of 1785 54
The Fur Traders after Cook 55
James Hanna 55
James Strange 56
Cook's Officers Return to the Northwest Coast 57
The Illustrious John Meares 59
Charles Barkley Discovers the "Long Lost Strait" 62
Wilbrecht Combines the Discoveries of Cook with Those of the Russians 63
Peter Pond and His Northwest Passage 64
The French Send La Perousse in Cook's Wake 65
Joseph Billings' Russian Expedition 66
Spain Attempts to Secure the Pacific Northwest 67
The Alaskan Voyage of Martinez and Haro 67
The Spanish Occupy Nootka 67
The Nootka Incident 68
The Fidalgo Expedition to Alaska in 1790 69
Manuel Quimper Explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca 70
Spanish Boundary Suggestions 70
Francisco Eliza's Expedition Reaches the Strait of Georgia 72
In Cook's Footsteps--The Malaspina Expedition 75
Caamano's Voyage to Alaska 76
Galiano and Valdes--the Last Spanish Voyage of Exploration to the Northwest 77
The Relacion 79
The Spanish Policy of Secrecy 79
The Maps of Juan Francisco Bodega y Quadra 80
The First French Fur-Trading Venture 82
Robert Gray Discovers the Columbia 82
Joseph Ingraham and the Journal of the Hope 83
George Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery 85
Vancouver's Instructions 85
Vancouver on the Northwest Coast 85
George Vancouver's Maps 90
Vancouver's Surveying Instruments and Mapping Methods 91
The Last Speculative Map 94
Ac ko mok ki's Map 94
Alexander Mackenzie--the First Crossing of North America 95
The First Russian Circumnavigation 96
Lewis and Clark's Overland Trek to the Pacific 97
Simon Fraser Follows His River to the Sea 101
Astoria--The First American Settlement 102
David Thompson--Canada's Great Mapmaker 104
Why Were Thompson's Maps So Accurate? 107
Russian America 108
Novo Archangel'sk--the Capital of Russian America 111
The Hudson's Bay Company and Fort Langley 112
The First Map of the British Columbia Interior 113
Jedediah Smith, Mountain Man 114
The Travels of Peter Skene Ogden 114
Hall Kelley and the American Settlement of Oregon 115
Senator Linn's Bill to Occupy Oregon 118
Charles Wilkes and the U.S. Exploring Expedition 119
John Charles Fremont and the Oregon Trail 121
Fort Vancouver 124
James Douglas and the Establishment of Fort Victoria 125
Portland 128
Secret British Preparations for War 129
The Hudson's Bay Company Seeks A Better Route to the Coast 130
The Evolution of the Boundary Between Canada and the United States 131
The Evolution of the Boundaries of the States of Washington and Oregon 137
The Colony of Vancouver Island's First Settler 139
Joseph Despard Pemberton, Surveyor-General 141
The Tebenkov Atlas 143
Seattle and the Coming of the Railroad 145
Johnson Surveys a Northern Route 147
The Pacific Railroad Surveys 148
Fixing the Boundary 150
Gold and the Creation of British Columbia 151
Colonel Moody's Sappers in British Columbia 155
Hydrographic Surveys of the British Columbia Coast 159
Choosing Sites for Lighthouses 160
Point Roberts--the "Inconvenient Appendage" 161
The Cariboo Gold Rush 162
Governor Douglas' Despatch 164
The Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition 165
A Telegraph Line Round the World? 166
The Short-Lived Stickeen Territories 167
The Purchase of Alaska by the United States 168
The Trutch Map of 1871 170
The San Juan Boundary Dispute 171
The Canadian Paeific Railway Comes to British Columbia 175
Amor de Cosmos and the Case for a Victoria Terminus 178
The CPR and the Founding of Vancouver 179
The CPR Expands in the Interior of British Columbia 180
Bird's-Eye Maps 181
Victoria in the Late Nineteenth Century 183
Gold Rush to the Klondike 184
The White Pass and Yukon Railway 187
The Alaska Boundary Settlement of 1903 188
The Grand Trunk Pacific and the Northern Route 190
The Canadian Northern Railway 191
Notes to Text 192
Selected Bibliography 193
Map Sources 196
Other Sources 196
Map Catalog 197
Index 205
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