JCB Archive of Early American Images
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D798 V223v / 1-SIZE
Salmon Cove. Observatory Inlet.
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R. Edwards ... J. Edwards... & G. Robinson ...
plate; vol. 2, following p. 332
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View of a bay in present-day Alaska. Includes an encampment with tents, British flag, ships, and native Americans in boats or canoes.
Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world ... Vol. II
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Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row; and J. Edwards, Pall-Mall
Vancouver, in his attempt to discover the Northwest Passage, anchored in Salmon Cove and explored both Observatory Inlet and Portland Canal. Both were found to have closed ends. Image placed horizontally on page. Vancouver explored the coast of present-day British Columbia, proving that there was no Northwest Passage at that latitude, and was instrumental in negotiations with the Spanish on possession of Nootka.
Acquired before 1871
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Geography, maps, city views and plans
Alaska--Description and travel