JCB Archive of Early American Images
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D789 D621v / 1-SIZE
A View of Mount Edgcombe; taken from the Ship at Anchor in Norfolk Sound.
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Capt. Dixon [George Dixon]
fold-out plate; following p. 192
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View of Mount Edgcombe from Norfolk Sound. Includes boats.
Beresford, William, fl. 1788
A voyage round the world; but more particularly to the north-west coast of America: performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. ...
Source place of publication:
Geo. Goulding, Haydn's head, no. 6, James Street, Covent Garden.
Mount Edgcombe is now known as Mount Edgecumbe and is a dormant volcano on Kruzof Island in present-day Alaska near the city of Sitka.Beresford was supercargo on the Queen Charlotte, the ship of which Dixon was captain. Dixon edited Beresford's letters and added the maps and the navigational and natural history information. The goal of the voyage was to establish a fur trade along the northwest coast for King George's Sound Company in which Dixon was a partner.Engraver may be Inigo Barlow, active 1790.
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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