1799 Cote nord-ouest de l'Amerique... Cap Vancouver IV

1799 Cote Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique Reconnue Par le Cap. Vancouver IV. Partie

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Map of the Fitzhugh Sound to the Prince Frederick Sound

By: George Vancouver  

Date: 1799 

Dimensions: 11 x 8.75 inches (28 cm x 22.2 cm)  

This particular map is one from a series of the great navigator George Vancouver’s important and influential work which resulted from his exploration of the  West Coast of America in the late eighteenth century.  The map covers the territory from Fitzhugh Sound in the south to the territories just north of Prince Frederick Sound in the north. This series of maps set a watermark for their time, and continued to be used well into the nineteenth century.  Not only the coastline, but also the waterways and canals of the region are so precisely detailed that navigation of the region could be undertaken with some degree of confidence.  

Today Vancouver is memorialized by Vancouver Island, which he discovered, the Hudson Bay Company's Fort Vancouver, the city of Vancouver, Vancouver Peninsula Australia, Mount Vancouver, the 8th highest mountain in Canada, Vancouver Bay in Jervis Inlet, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. For his 250th birthday, the Canada Post issued a special postage stamp in his honor.  

Condition: This map is in A condition with light foxing mostly confined to the top and left margins.

Inventory #10774                      

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