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(Bishop). Roe, Michael (Editor).

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. CUP for the Hakluyt Society 1967.
lvi + 342pp. Frontis., 5 maps including 1 folding. Good in d/w. browned to spine. The Hakluyt Society, Second Series, No. CXXXI. ‘In 1794, Charles Bishop sailed from Bristol as master of the Ruby, a trading ship bound for north-west America. He had instructions to procure otter furs from the Indians and then to proced 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. In the Moluccas, he sold the Ruby and purchased the Nautilus.
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