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Vancouver, George 1757-1798

Overview
Works: 598 works in 1,487 publications in 4 languages and 15,202 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Juvenile works  Biography  Atlases  Sources  Diaries  Pictorial works  Fiction  Surveys 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Sponsor, Cartographer
Classifications: G246.V3, 910.41
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Most widely held works about George Vancouver
 
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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 ; undertaken by His Majesty's command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans; and performed in the years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham, under the command of Captain George Vancouver ... in six volumes by George Vancouver( Book )

121 editions published between 1798 and 1999 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first octavo edition is now almost as rare as the first edition, and has the advantage of including the definitive, corrected version of the text. The account was completed by George Vancouver's brother John, assisted by Captain Peter Puget, George having died before the work was finished. Vancouver's account of his voyage was first published in 1798 in 4 volumes (3 volumes of quarto text and 1 folio atlas volume). The text contained 1 engraved chart and 17 engraved plates, the atlas volume 10 folding engraved charts and 6 engraved plates of coastal profiles. For the present octavo edition, corrections were made to the text, and all 17 plates from the text volumes were reprinted using the original printing plates. There are only two folding charts included because the printing plates for the chart from the first edition text volumes, and the charts and plates in the first edition atlas were lost, and the decision was made to re-engrave only two charts."--Sotheby's website
A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world, 1791-1795 : with an introduction and appendices by George Vancouver( )

30 editions published between 1801 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four of the greatest maritime exploring expeditions were crammed into two decades late in the 18th century - Cook's third voyage, the French expedition commanded by La Pérouse, the Malaspina expedition sent out by Spain, and George Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery. All four visited the northwest coast of North America, but weather and circumstances prevented Cook from making more than what Beaglehole calls ' a magnificent, an epoch-making reconnaissance'; La Pérouse only touched the coast in a significant way at Yakutat Bay and Lituya Bay, and Malasina's memorable visits were to Yakutat Bay and Nootka Sound. Vancouver, by contrast, surveyed the enormous extent of coast from Lower California to Cook Inlet, and his meticulous survey literally out on the nap of the world the intricacies of Puget Sound and the western coast of mainland Canada. It was an achievement that places him with his mentor, Cook, in the first rank of marine surveyors. As a midshipman Vancouver had been with Cook when he discovered the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands in 1778. They attracted his interest, and the attention he devoted to the islands, their inhabitants and their political future when he twice later wintered there will surprise many. This is the first annotated edition of Vancouver's journal as he revised it for publication in 1798. The original manuscript has disappeared, but fortunately no fewer than 25 partial or complete logs or journals by other members of the expedition have survived. These supplement Vancouver's narrative at many points. It has been possible to identify virtually all the host of islands, channels and inlets that Vancouver encountered, and the provenance of most of the approximately 400 place names he bestowed, nine out of ten of which are still in use, is indicated. Book 1 of a new and annotated edition of A Voyage of Discovery ... (London, 1798). The main pagination of this and the following three volumes is continuous. The voyage to Australia and Tahiti
Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world by George Vancouver( Book )

115 editions published between 1798 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage around the world, performed in the years 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788 by Jean-François de Galaup La Pérouse( Book )

18 editions published between 1801 and 1970 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vancouver in California, 1792-1794 : the original account of George Vancouver by George Vancouver( Book )

11 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georg Vancouvers opdagelses reise i de nordlige dele af Sydhavet langs med de vestige kyster af Amerika fra 1790 til 1795 by George Vancouver( Book )

18 editions published between 1799 and 1984 in Danish and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of progress on the explorations and surveys up to January, 1874 by Sandford Fleming( Book )

7 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America : with the tracks of His Majesty's sloop Discovery and armed tender Chatham by George Vancouver( )

26 editions published between 1798 and 1992 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows northwest coast of North America from part of the Admiralty Island to the end of the Princess Royal's Island with named bays and coves
[Journal of Archibald Menzies, surgeon and botanist on board Discovery] by Archibald Menzies( )

7 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of Archibald Menzies, surgeon and botanist on board the Discovery under Captain George Vancouver, 1790-1794. Menzies provides a detailed account of the peoples of Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawaii, Sandwich Islands and Nootka Sound in North America. He relates heavily to natural historical observations and the impact of western culture and trade on peoples previously visited by Captain Cook
A chart shewing part of the coast of N.W. America : with the tracks of His Majesty's Sloop Discovery and Armed Tender Chatham by George Vancouver( )

7 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georg Vancouver's Entdeckungsreise in den nördlichen Gewässern der Südsee : und längst den westlichen Küsten von Amerika von 1790 bis 1795 by George Vancouver( Book )

13 editions published between 1799 and 1984 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative or journal of a voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world : performed in the years 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795 by George Vancouver( Book )

14 editions published between 1802 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage a l'océan-Pacifique du nord et autour du monde, de 1790 à 1795 by George Vancouver( Book )

16 editions published between 1807 and 1984 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages and adventures of La Pérouse by Jean-François de Galaup La Pérouse( Book )

6 editions published between 1798 and 1801 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas du voyage de découvertes, a l'océan Pacifique du nord, et autour du monde by George Vancouver( Book )

8 editions published between 1801 and 1983 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Côte nord-ouest de l'Ameŕique : reconnue par le Cape. Vancouver by George Vancouver( )

2 editions published in 1828 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Džordž Vankuver

George Vancouver britischer Offizier in der Royal Navy und Entdecker

George Vancouver Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1757-1798)

George Vancouver brytyjski podróżnik i odkrywca

George Vancouver English naval explorer

George Vancouver esploratore britannico

George Vancouver Navigateur et explorateur britannique

Vancouver 1757-1798

Vancouver, G. 1757-1798

Vancouver, G. (George), 1757-1798

Vancouver, Georg.

Vancouver, Georg 1757-1798

Vancouver, Georges

Vancouver Georges 1757-1798

Vancouver Jorje

Vankuver, Dzhordzh 1757-1798

Τζωρτζ Βανκούβερ

Τζωρτζ Βανκούβερ Βρετανός Θαλασσοπόρος και Εξερευνητής

Ванкувер, Джордж 1757-1798

Джордж Ванкувер

Джордж Ванкувър

Џорџ Ванкувер

ג'ורג' ונקובר

جورج فانكوفر

جورج ونکوور کاشف بریتانیایی

조지 밴쿠버

ジョージ・バンクーバー

乔治·温哥华

佐治溫哥華

Languages
English (492)

French (120)

German (38)

Danish (18)