1795 Copper Engraved Map Antique Loutre Cove Pacific Northwest John Meares CCG3

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"Vue de l'Entrée de la Loutre elle gît par les 55 degrés 45 minutes de Latitude Nord, et les 226 degres 30 minutes de Longitude Eft de Greenwich"

This is an original 1795 black and white copper engraving of a map of the entrance to Loutre which lies at 55 degrees 45 minutes north latitude, and 226 degrees 30 minutes east longitude.

CONDITION

This 218+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is a plate impression bordering the image in this print.

  • Product Type: Copper Engraved Map; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.75 x 11.75 inches; 22 x 30 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare and important collection of copper engravings dating from 1795. The collection includes various antique maps, as well as views of present day British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, all related to the voyages of Captain John Meares. John Meares (c. 1756-1809) was a navigator, explorer, and a fur trader who explored the coast of the Pacific Northwest in addition to other voyages throughout the Pacific Ocean. He was known for his role in the Nootka Crisis, a territorial and trade dispute between Great Britain and Spain in what is now part of the Canadian province of British Columbia. Considering the age of these items, they are in remarkably good condition. Please note that these engravings have one or more untrimmed, natural deckled edges, a style often associated with fine printing and high quality paper (or hand-made paper as in this case), as well as plate impressions from the engraving process.

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