Wilkes expedition Puget Sound and the Oregon Country by Frances B. Barkan

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Published by Washington State Capital Museum in Olympia, Wash .

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  • Northwest, Pacific,
  • Puget Sound Region (Wash.)


  • Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877 -- Travel -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Northwest, Pacific -- Description and travel.,
  • Puget Sound Region (Wash.) -- Description and travel.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 133-134.

Book details

StatementFrances B. Barkan, editor.
LC ClassificationsF880 .B236 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 134 p., [2] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2410042M
LC Control Number87051176

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The United States Exploring Expedition (), also known as the Wilkes Expedition, was shaped by both commercial and scientific concerns and a desire to expand American influence and interests in the Pacific Northwest.

Maritime merchants, sealers, and whalers needed accurate charts of islands and navigational hazards in the Pacific Ocean.

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Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition: During the Years,Volume 1. Five large volumes, afterwords written by Wilkes, which comprise the narrative of this expedition, constitute a modern odyssey which entitles the expedition and its leader to a niche in the Hall of Fame along with Columbus, Cook, Magellan, and other better-known explorers.

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Vol. I[. The “Scientifics” often sketched the wildlife specimens they came across during their travels. After careful study, many specimens then became dinner.

The Wilkes Expedition discovered thousands of new plant and animal species. These images come from the volumes of the expedition’s findings. The Wilkes Expedition "The United States Exploring Expedition during the years to is important to the history of the Pacific Northwest, especially the Puget Sound region, where explorations of real value were made.

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82, No. 5, Centenary Celebration of the Wilkes Exploring Expedition of the United States Navy,and Symposium on American Polar Exploration (Jun.

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Captain Charles Wilkes became known for his expertise and accuracy in mapping and charting. Maps and Charts» In four years, the expedition effectively remapped the Pacific Ocean. The "Scientifics"» The expedition also included a formidable group of botanists, naturalists, artists.

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Atlas accompanies text volumes of The Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition by Charles Wilkes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

LC copy 3 imperfect: Covers missing. Phillips, The Wilkes Expedition also collected books. When he reached Singapore in earlyWilkes collected Malay manuscripts and early printed books with the assistance of Alfred North, an American missionary based in Singapore.

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About the Book A follow-up to the editor’s two previous collections of primary documents of maritime history in the Pacific Northwest, this book reproduces the journals and narratives of Charles Wilkes, an experienced nautical surveyor who led the U.S. Exploring Expedition through inland Washington waters inand ten of his crewmen.

Charles Wilkes, (born April 3,New York City—died Feb. 8,Washington, D.C.), U.S. naval officer who explored the region of Antarctica named for him. Wilkes entered the navy as a midshipman inbecame a lieutenant inand in was placed in charge of the depot of instruments and charts from which the Naval Observatory and Hydrographic Office developed.

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New York City, educated by his father. In he entered the merchant service and received () an appointment as a midshipman. For his survey (–33) of Narragansett Bay he was designated () head of the department of charts and instruments of the navy.

At the time of the expedition, Jawi was one of many prominent languages in the region. The philologist Horatio Hale, recruited while still an undergraduate at Harvard, documented many of these also helped collect works in Buginese, an Indic-derived script using the Lontara alphabet still in use by some 4 million ethnic Bugis in Malaysia, Indonesia, as well as in some parts of the.

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