Paris: Depot de la Marine, 1828. Very Good. First Edition. Folio, [29x24in to neat lines, 38.5x26in sheet]; finely cooper engraved map on thick paper with relief shown pictorially and by hachures, ship track with depth soundings with names of features; Title in upper right, "Cote Nord-Ouest de L'Amerique. Reconnue Par le Cape. Vancouver. IVe. Partie, Depuis 51 45' de Latitude Septentle. et 232 8' de longitude, jusqu'a 57 30' de latitde. et 226 44' de longe | Les parties de Cotes qui ne sont point ombrees, sont tirees des Cartes Espagnoles marqu la Route des Vaisseaux le Nord marque leur retour vers le Sud"; Inset map of "Plan Du Port Stewart' [5.75x4.125in] in upper right; Red ink stamp "7." in lower right above printed "Voyage de Vancouver No. 7"; light water stains at edges, chips and close tears along edges, minor ink offset of neat lines from folding. [Hill 1753, Cox p. 32, David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, Stanford University]. Item #13569
George Vancouver (1757-1798) was a British explorer that served with Captain Cook on his 2nd and 3rd expeditions. This map was drawn on Vancouver's important voyage as told in "A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the World, in which the Coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed ... performed in 1790-95 ... London, 1798. This map was engraved for the French edition issued in c. 1800 and included in several atlas editions. Based on research, this map appears to have been printed for the above referenced 1828 atlas.
From Hill, "This voyage became on of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge.". This series of charts from California to Alaska, shows the investigation of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Discovering the Straight of Georgia, circumnavigated Vancouver Island, and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay (the fabled Straight of Annin). This map covers the coast from Milbanke Sound, B.C. to Chatham Strait, Alaska.