Fiesta in Nootka!

Friday, Nov 24, 2023

Detail from a famous depiction: a riotous festival given on Nootka Island (British Columbia) by the powerful chief Macuina (Maquinna) to honour his daughter’s arrival at puberty. From a work of great rarity, one of the scarcest of Pacific voyages and an important account of  the last great Spanish exploration of the Northwest coast of America. by Galiano and Valdes in 1792. The atlas volume contains a series of plates of Nootka of great ethnographic importance.  From a catalogue of  voyage and travel books from the library of Frank Bayley. View the catalogue here