Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, 1792
Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra and the Nootka Sound Controversy
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: The Arthur H. Clark Company
Until now, Bodega’s journal has been available only in Spanish publications or in manuscript form. This much-needed English-language edition results from the collaboration of three preeminent scholars of the Pacific Northwest, who provide an in-depth introduction and extensive footnotes that make the translation accessible to a contemporary audience.
Also included in this edition is a generous selection of Bodega’s original charts and illustrations created by the artists who worked with José Mariano Moziño and José Maldonado, two scientists who—at Bodega’s insistence—accompanied him on his expedition to Nootka.