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Historical atlas of the North Pacific Ocean : maps of discovery and scientific exploration, 1500-2000
Hayes, Derek, 1947-
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Seattle : Published under the auspices of North Pacific Marine Science Organization [by] Sasquatch Books, [2001]

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1 atlas (224 pages) : illustrations, color maps ; 33 cm
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Map junkies rejoice! Derek Hayes, author of Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest, delivers another stunning atlas filled with stories of explorations and exquisite historical maps. Over five hundred years of maps depicting the North Pacific Ocean and the lands that border it -- the United States, Canada, Alaska, Russia, Japan, Korea, and China -- have been collected into this new atlas. From antique maps of the sixteenth century to modern satellite images, this volume covers all the major explorations, such as Magellan, Bering, Cook, and Vancouver; Perry's opening of Japan; and the U.S. North Pacific Exploring Expedition. It also includes modern maps that use the latest technology to show ocean currents, fault lines, and the seabed in astounding detail.

Author Notes

Derek Hayes has spent years researching Northwest history and collecting historical maps of the region. He trained as a geographer at the University of Hull in England and the University of British Columbia. His Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest won the Bill Duthie B.C. Booksellers' Choice Award for the best book published in British Columbia in 1999

Table of Contents

About the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)p. 7
The Sixteenth Century
A Pacific Ocean?p. 9
Triumphant Visions of the Boundless Oceanp. 13
That Exceedingly Vast Sea - Balboa and Magellanp. 14
Voyage in Search of Goldp. 16
Spanish Galleons Find Their Way across the Pacificp. 17
Japan and the Pacificp. 20
The Separation of Asia and Americap. 23
Sir Francis Drake - How Far North?p. 26
The Seventeenth Century
Robert Dudley's Sea Atlasp. 30
The Voyages of Sebastian Vizcainop. 31
The Dutch Reach the Pacificp. 33
Early Maps of Koreap. 39
Early Maps of Chinap. 40
The Russians Reach the Pacificp. 42
Early Mapping of the American West Coastp. 45
Van Keulen's Sea Atlasesp. 48
Japanese Knowledge of the Pacificp. 50
The Eighteenth Century
The East Asian Coast before Beringp. 53
Lost Islands and False Continentsp. 58
Vitus Bering's First Voyagep. 63
Martin Spanberg's Voyage to Japanp. 66
Vitus Bering's Second Voyagep. 67
Georg Steller - First Scientist of the North Pacificp. 70
Alexei Chirikov's Voyagep. 72
De L'Isle's Fantastic Mapp. 75
John Green's Map of the North Pacificp. 76
Gerhard Muller's Famous Mapp. 77
The Russians Discover the Aleutiansp. 80
The Spanish Northward Voyagesp. 85
Bruno Hezeta Maps the Northwest Coastp. 89
Bodgea y Quadra's Epic Voyagep. 91
James Cook Defines the Northeast Pacificp. 92
The Lovtsov Atlas of the North Pacific Oceanp. 100
La Perouse - The French Answer to Cookp. 102
Billings and Sarychevp. 107
Fur Traders of the Northwest Coastp. 108
The Sea That Never Wasp. 109
The Maps of Aaron Arrowsmithp. 110
The Spanish Probe the Strait of Juan de Fueap. 112
Malaspina's Voyage - The Spanish Answer to Cookp. 113
The Last Spanish Explorationsp. 114
The Spanish Define the West Coastp. 116
George Vancouver's Epic Surveyp. 119
Broughton Charts the West Pacificp. 125
The Nineteenth Century
The First Russian Circumnavigationp. 127
Mamiya and Sakhalinp. 129
The Voyages of Otto Kotzebuep. 132
Fedor Lutke's Scientific Voyagep. 134
The United States Exploring Expeditionp. 136
Mikhail Tebenkov's Atlasp. 140
Commodore Perry's Black Ships - The U.S. Japan Expeditionp. 142
The U.S. North Pacific Exploring Expeditionp. 146
Matthew Fontaine Maury's Wind and Current Chartsp. 152
Becher's Navigation of the Pacific Oceanp. 157
British Admiralty Hydrographic Surveyingp. 158
Coastal Surveys of the United Statesp. 160
Tuscarora Discovers the Deepsp. 164
Exploring the Depths - The Challenger Expeditionp. 168
The Maps of Sir John Murrayp. 172
The Voyage of the Nerop. 174
Whaling and Sealing in the North Pacificp. 176
The Twentieth Century
The Prince Maps the Depthsp. 180
The Coming of Sonarp. 182
The Last Cruise of Carnegiep. 183
The Great Cooperative Effort - Norpacp. 184
The Voyages of Vityazp. 186
Envisioning the Sea Floorp. 188
The U.S. Navy's Climatic Atlasp. 190
The Bathymetry of the North Pacificp. 191
The Ocean Drilling Programp. 194
The International Decade of Ocean Explorationp. 195
The Pacific Salmonp. 196
The Origin of the Continents and Oceansp. 198
Destructive Waves - Pacific Tsunamisp. 202
Multibeam Bathymetry Reveals the Detailsp. 204
The Satellite Sees Allp. 206
The World Ocean Circulation Experimentp. 211
The Future - Project Argop. 212
Map Sourcesp. 213
Map Catalogp. 213
Bibliographyp. 220
Indexp. 222