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Vancouver, George 1757-1798

Overview
Works: 680 works in 1,537 publications in 5 languages and 15,384 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History  Diaries  Biography  Sources  Surveys  Early maps 
Roles: Author, Other, Sponsor, Correspondent, 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, 1791-1795 : with an introduction and appendices by George Vancouver( )

15 editions published between 1801 and 2010 in English and held by 531 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
Vancouver in California, 1792-1794 : the original account of George Vancouver by George Vancouver( Book )

12 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 236 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 )

21 editions published between 1799 and 1984 in Danish and held by 133 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 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Journal of Archibald Menzies, surgeon and botanist on board Discovery] by Archibald Menzies( )

8 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 109 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( )

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

11 editions published between 1801 and 1964 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world 1791-1795 by George Vancouver( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 92 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 P?use, 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 P?use 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 set out on the map 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 2 and part of Book 3, of a new and annotated edition of A Voyage of Discovery ... (London, 1798). The main pagination of this, the preceding volume and the following two volumes is continu"--Provided by publisher
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

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 )

13 editions published between 1802 and 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1798 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 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 )

12 editions published between 1799 and 1984 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1801 and 1983 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Covers
Madness, betrayal and the lash : the epic voyage of Captain George VancouverFrom maps to metaphors : the Pacific world of George VancouverBurning water : a novelSailing with Vancouver : a modern sea dog, antique charts and a voyage through time
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

Џорџ Ванкувер Енглески морепловац

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 (431)

French (71)

German (34)

Danish (21)

Spanish (2)