Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, 1792: Juan Francisco de la Bodega Y Quadra and the Nootka Sound Controversy Volume 19 (Northwest Historical #19) (Hardcover)

Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, 1792: Juan Francisco de la Bodega Y Quadra and the Nootka Sound Controversy Volume 19 (Northwest Historical #19) By Juan Francisco de La Bodega y. Quadra, Freeman M. Tovell (Editor), Freeman M. Tovell (Translator) Cover Image
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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 Jos Mariano Mozi o and Jos Maldonado, two scientists who--at Bodega's insistence--accompanied him on his expedition to Nootka.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780870624087
ISBN-10: 0870624083
Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Company
Publication Date: May 7th, 2012
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Northwest Historical