"Vues de Quelques Caps et Iles de la Cote du Nord Ouest et des Cotes du Sud-Ouest et du Sud de l'Amerique", Vancouver, George (Capt)
Subject: Pacific Coast of Americas
Period: 1801 (published)
Publication: Voyage de Decouvertes a l'Ocean Pacifique du Nord
Color: Black & White
20 x 15.5 inches
50.8 x 39.4 cm
This folio sheet, Plate No. 16, presents early views of the Pacific coastlines of North and South America. The sheet contains eight large profiles of important coastal features. Beautifully engraved and well rendered they include: the Tscherikow Islands, Port Chatman, Cape Hamond, Cape Ommaney, Cabo San Lucas, San Blas, Cape Corientes, Diego Ramirez and Cape Horn, and Valparaiso at Point Quraumilla. Combining his own explorations with earlier Spanish and British discoveries, George Vancouver, who had sailed with Capt. Cook on his third voyage, compiled the best delineation of the Pacific Northwest at the time, but he also explored the coasts of Antarctica, South America and Mexico.
Map image is flawless with brilliant impression. Marginal tear in wide margin at right professionally closed on verso.