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FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST., Pethick, Derek.

Author Name    Pethick, Derek.

Title   FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Good-

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1976

ISBN Number    0888940564 / 9780888940568

Seller ID   28453

232 pp, 9 1/4" H. Illustration section on green stock at front of book, map. "An ocean-going ship built of copper-sheathed mahogany. A trans-Siberian expedition that builds gallows every 20 miles. A circumnavigator who starts his working life as an apprentice to a Scottish grocer. Of the marvels and quirks of Europe's 18th-century forays to the northwest coast, few signs remain on Canada's Pacific shores. Yet before 1792, twenty-nine voyages reached land between what is now the California-Oregon border and the Bering Sea. Each of these voyages permanently altered the balance of power among European courts - as well as setting the tone of relations between the native peoples and the 'mau mau'l ney': those who came 'floating on the water without land'. Derek Pethick captures the political significance of each voyage while conveying the important details that make the men, their failures and accomplishments, come alive: for instance, the journal entry showing how the crew of the fated second Bering expedition, marooned on a desolate northern island, still debated whether they might lighten their misery by playing cards or whether this behaviour would be at variance with the tsar's orders." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small chips, several edge tears with old tape repairs on inside top edge, light rubbing/soiling, small surface paper loss on spine, small light water stain on inside bottom edge.

Aleutians,  American  Revolution,  Don  Ignacio  Arteaga,  Charles  Barkley,  Vitus  Bering,  Joseph  Banks,  Antonio  Bucareli,  Callicum,  Cannibalism,  Cape  Flattery,  Carlos  The  Third,  Juan  Cavalho,  James  Colnett,  Columbia  Rediviva,  James  Cook,  Cook  Inlet,  John  Henry  Cox,  William  Douglas,  East  India  Company,  Eleanora,  Fair  Amerca,  Felice,  Antonio  Flores,  French  Revolution,  Robert  Funter,  Robert  Gray,  John  Guise,  Lopes  De  Haro,  Hawaii,  Bruno  Hezeta,  Imperial  Eagle,  Indians,  Native  People,  Iphigenia,  Japan,  John  Kendrick,  Lady  Washington,  Henry  Laurie,  L'astrolabe,  La  Boussole,  Maquinna,  John  Meares,  Monterey,  Nootka,  North  West  America,  Northwest  Passage,  Tomas  De  La  Pena,  Juan  Perz,  J.F.  Perouse,  Philippine  Islands,  Fur  Trade,  Pelts,  Prince  Of  Wales,prince  William  Sound,  Princesa,  Princess  Royal,  Juan  Francisco  De  La  Bodega  Quadra,  Queen  Charlotte  Islands,  San  Blas,  San  Carlos,  San  Francisco,  Sandwich  Islands,  Scurvey,  Explorers,  Exploration,  Sea  Otter,  South  Sea  Company,  Gregroy  Shelikof,  George  Stellar,  Strait  Of  Juan  De  Fuca,  James  Strange,  Tahiti,  Taking  Possession,  William  Tipping,  Tofino,  Trade  Goods,  Unalaska,  George  Vancouver,  Wickaninnish. 

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