Capitán de Navío Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra was the most important Spanish naval officer on the Northwest Coast in the eighteenth century. Serving from 1774 to 1794, he participated in the search for the Northwest Passage and, with George Vancouver, endeavoured to forge a diplomatic resolution to the Nootka Sound controversy between Spain and Britain. Freeman Tovell's thorough and nuanced study presents this officer as a key figure in the history of the region. Bodega's accomplishments place him in the company of Bering, Cook, Vancouver, La Pérouse, and Malaspina - those who advanced a better understanding of the geography, ethnography, and natural history of the area.
Generi Scienza e Tecnica » Geografia » Scoperte geografiche ed Esplorazioni , Storia e Biografie » Storia: opere generali » Storia: specifici argomenti » Biografie Diari e Memorie » Personaggi storici, politici e militari » Periodi storici » Storia contemporanea (1700-1900 ca.) » Storia militare » Storia delle Americhe
Editore Ubc Press
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM
EAN-13 9780774858366 9780774858366