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A world that isn’t coming back. At least not looking like this. Illustrations from “A voyage around the world: but more particularly to the north-west coast of America, performed in 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788 with the ships “King George” and the “Queen Charlotte” which were captained by Captains Portlock and Dixon.
An account of the fur-trading expedition fitted out by the King George’s Sound Company, with important results for the exploration and mapping of the American Northwest. These are the plates showing locations. There are also plates showing some of the individuals they encountered, tools and birds. The two ships were commanded by Dixon and the American-born Nathaniel Portlock, both veterans of James Cook’s last voyage. It includes accounts of the Hawaiian islands where they wintered in 1787-1788. The text was edited by Dixon from a series of letters by the Quaker, William Beresford.
On a voyage to see how much mileage I can get from the creative ability and eye for images that my family thought was useless. On line art curator, fiction writer and now blogger. Historian's daughter. Follow me . . .even I have no idea where I'm going next.
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