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Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, 1792 - (Northwest Historical) by Juan Francisco de La Bodega y Quadra (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 196

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Canada

Series Title: Northwest Historical

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Company

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Pre-Confederation (to 1867)

Author: Juan Francisco de La Bodega y Quadra

Language: English

Street Date: May 7, 2012
TCIN: 78570371
UPC: 9780870624087
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-1108
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


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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