Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: Salmon Cove. Observatory Inlet.

Accession number: 
34094
Record number: 
34094-8
JCB call number: 
D798 V223v / 1-SIZE
Image title: 
Salmon Cove. Observatory Inlet.
Creator 1: 
William Alexander
Creator 1 dates: 
1767-1816
Creator 1 role: 
del.
Creator 2: 
Thomas Heddington
Creator 2 dates: 
1774-1852
Creator 2 role: 
Sketch taken on the Spot by
Creator 3: 
James Fittler
Creator 3 dates: 
1758-1835
Creator 3 role: 
Sculpt.
Place image published: 
London
Image publisher: 
R. Edwards ... J. Edwards... & G. Robinson ...
Image date: 
1798
Image function: 
plate; vol. 2, following p. 332
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
15.7 cm.
Image dimension width: 
23.2 cm.
Page dimension height: 
30.8 cm.
Page dimension width: 
24 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Description: 
View of a bay in present-day Alaska. Includes an encampment with tents, British flag, ships, and native Americans in boats or canoes.
Source creator: 
Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
Source Title: 
A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world ... Vol. II
Source place of publication: 
London
Source publisher: 
Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row; and J. Edwards, Pall-Mall
Source date: 
1798
notes: 
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.
Time Period: 
1751-1800
References: 
http://pages.quicksilver.net.nz/jcr/~vancouver1.html (Jan. 2006)
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired before 1871
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
North America
Subject Area: 
Geography, maps, city views and plans
Subject Area: 
Indigenous peoples
Subject headings: 
Alaska--Description and travel