Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest: Maps of Exploration and Discovery : British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Yukon (Google eBook)

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Sasquatch Books, 1999 - Reference - 208 pages
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This regional bestseller is a one-of-a-kind collection of maps created by navigators, explorers, and cartographers who first charted the Northwest. The Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest showcases more than 320 original maps, many never before published. Here are the maps of explorers such as Cook, Vancouver, Bodega y Quadra, Mackenzie, Thompson, and Lewis and Clark. Representing four centuries of discovery and exploration, this unique reference book is a must-have for anyone interested in Northwest history.

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User Review  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

I don't find this atlas particularly useful. It is a collection of historical maps, rather than a historical atlas showing any particular historical insights into the Pacific Northwest. There are no thematic maps, or any original maps of any kind. Not helpful. Read full review

Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest: Maps of Exploration and Discovery : British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Yukon

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Hayes, a resident of Vancouver, BC, and a map researcher and collector for over 25 years, has produced a unique cartographic documentation of the history of the Pacific Northwest. He has assembled 325 ... Read full review


The Michael Lok Map of 1582
Vitus Berings First Voyage
The Mysterious Admiral De Fonte
The Russians Discover the Aleutians
gnacio de Arteagas Voyage to Alaska
John Gores Hopes for a Northwest Passage
The Lovtsov Atlas
The Illustrious John Meares
The Canadian Pacific Railway
The Colony of Vancouver Islands First Settler 139 Victoria in the Late Nineteenth Century 1
Hydrographic Surveys of the British Selected Bibliography 193
The Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition 165 Map Catalog 197
The ShortLived Stickeen Territories 167 Index

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Page 9 - After about 1510 the conquistadores turned their attention to the American mainland. In 1513 Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the isthmus of Panama and became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. The same year Juan Ponce de Leon explored Florida in search of gold and a fabled fountain of youth.

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About the author (1999)

Derek Hayes is the author of "Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest, The Historical Atlas of the Arctic, "and "Historical Atlas of Canada, " among other books.

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