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  1. Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the North West Coast of America.

    Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the North West Coast of America.

    To which are prefixed, an introductory narrative of a voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the ship Nootka; observations on the probable existence of a north west passage; and some account of the trade between the north west coast of America and China; and the latter country and Great Britain.
    First edition, with the extra plate of the Philippines which Streeter notes as missing in most copies. John Meares (?1756-1809) "was sent out in 1786 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Sound…he built the first vessel to be launched in northern waters, made important discoveries, and explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Learn More
    £6,750

    Date of Publication: 1790

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    Stock Code: 28980

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