Tvänne Resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789…. John MEARES.
Tvänne Resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789…

Tvänne Resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust…
Tvänne Resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789…

Stockholm: J.S. Ekmanson, 1797.

Octavo; modern calf binding.

First Swedish edition

Scarce: the first Swedish edition, translated by Samuel Ödmann, of 'one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular' (Lada-Mocarski). Meares made two fur-trading voyages, the first reaching Alaska and Kodiak, but was frustrated by the presence of the Russians. On the Northwest coast he met Portlock and Dixon, later sailing to Hawaii and continuing to Canton.

Scarce: the first Swedish edition, translated by Samuel Ödmann, of 'one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular' (Lada-Mocarski). Meares made two fur-trading voyages, the first reaching Alaska and Kodiak, but was frustrated by the presence of the Russians. On the Northwest coast he met Portlock and Dixon, later sailing to Hawaii and continuing to Canton.

His second voyage to the American coast was to alter the course of history, with his actions leading to the "Nootka Controversy" and nearly precipitating a war between England and Spain. The appendices contain letters and instructions, Duffin's journal while exploring the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and Meares's Memorial of 13 May 1790, claiming exclusive rights to Nootka and the prior raising of the British flag.

Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 274.

Price (AUD): $1,600.00  other currencies Ref: #4306503

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