Atlas Du Voyage De Decouvertes a l"Ocean Pacifique du Nord et autour du Monde Tome VI, octavo
Summing the exploration of Vancouver and his men from 1791-94, this wonderfully engraved atlas shows coastal detail from San Diego to Alaska, and was substance to Vancouver's argument that there was no Northwest passage, at least where it had been claimed. Having sailed under Capt. Cook for both his second and third voyages, this Vancouver atlas includes 17 prints showing scenes from Monterey California to Mt. Rainer and Nootka.
Condition is very good, fine dark engravings on great stock. Of the nine maps, a few have some light offsetting, typical of the period and some very marginal damp-staining. Binding is still very good with scuffing to the boards, but still very solid. octavo.