ESPINOSA Y TELLO, JOSEF. 1763-1815. Atlas para el viage de las goletas Sutil y Mexicana al reconocimiento del estrecho de Juan de Fuca en 1792. [Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1802.]

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ESPINOSA Y TELLO, JOSEF. 1763-1815.
Atlas para el viage de las goletas Sutil y Mexicana al reconocimiento del estrecho de Juan de Fuca en 1792. [Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1802.]

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ESPINOSA Y TELLO, JOSEF. 1763-1815.
Atlas para el viage de las goletas Sutil y Mexicana al reconocimiento del estrecho de Juan de Fuca en 1792. [Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1802.]
Folio (298 x 200 mm). Title, explanation of maps. 9 engraved maps (4 folding) and 8 engraved plates (2 folding). Original wrappers. Some old, pale dampstaining to maps and plates, some chipping and tears to wrappers.

VERY RARE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF MAPS AND PLATES RELATING TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, being the atlas volume only of Relación del viage hecho por las goletas Sutil y Mexicana en el año de 1792. That work detailed the last Spanish expedition to the Pacific Northwest, of Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes, which encountered Vancouver's expedition at Esquimalt Bay and reached Nootka Sound in September of 1792. The maps depict the west coast of North America from Alcapulco to Unalaska and the coast of California on a larger scale, and also include plans of the ports of San Diego, Monte Rey, Nootka, Mulgrave, and Desengano. The plates include portraits of Juan de Fuca and the chiefs of Nootka, as well as two large folding plates of Cala de los Amigo and of a Nootka marriage feast. Hill 570; Lada-Mocarski 56; Palau 82853; Sabin 69221; Streeter 2458.
[WITH] A Spanish Voyage to Vancouver and the North-West Coast of America ... by the Schooners Sutil and Mexicana ... Translated from the Spanish by Cecil Jane. London: Argonaut Press, 1930. Map, plates. Original vellum-backed boards. No 41 of 525 copies. Hill 571.
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