THE JOURNAL AND LETTERS OF CAPTAIN CHARLES BISHOP ON THE NORTH-WEST COAST OF AMERICA, IN THE PACIFIC AND IN NEW SOUTH WALES 1794-1799. Captain Charles Bishop.

THE JOURNAL AND LETTERS OF CAPTAIN CHARLES BISHOP ON THE NORTH-WEST COAST OF AMERICA, IN THE PACIFIC AND IN NEW SOUTH WALES 1794-1799.

Edited by Michael Roe. Pp. lvi+342, frontispiece, 5 maps (2 folding), bibliography, index; demy 8vo; gilt lettered & decorated blue cloth; price-clipped dust wrapper, backstrip a trifle faded; Cambridge University Press for The Hakluyt Society, Cambridge, 1967. Second Series, No. CXXXI. *In 1794, Charles Bishop sailed from Bristol as master of the Ruby, a trading ship bound for north-west America, with instructions to procure otter furs from the Indians and then to proceed to Canton via Japan and sell the cargo. During the years 1794-1802, he rounded South America to reach the Pacific Coast, then visited the Pacific islands and the coasts of Asia and Australia. Item #034681

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