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Two photocopy versions of Carrasco’s chart Plano del Archipielago de Nictinac ó de Carrasco en la Isla de Quadra y Vancuber en la costa No. de America, c. 1792, showing exploration route taken in Boca Carrasco (Barkley Sound) by Narváez from May 21 to June 10, 1791 in command of the Santa Saturnina.

Although Crosse attributed the chart to Narváez, it was probably drafted for him by Carrasco, or it was produced jointly. The notations are in Carrasco’s handwriting. It appears to be a final chart because it contains many more details than two ea...

Adaptation of central part of Carrasco’s Carta que comprehende…, 1791, showing approximate route of exploration southeast along the western shore of the Gran Canal from Punta de San Leonardo (near Quallicum Beach) to Punta y Bajo de Santa Saturnina (East Point of Saturna Island).

Includes anchorages at: Punta de San Leonardo, Rio de las Grullas (French Creek), and Punta de Gaviola [not Gaviota] (Point Gabriola). Also note exploration of both entrances of Boca de Wenthuysen (Nanaimo Harbour) and see following close-up of th...

Photocopy of Narváez’s Plano del territorio de la Alta California…, 1830, which is the earliest map of Mexican lands between Establecimiento Ruso (Fort Ross) in the north and Mission San Miguel in the south.

Land west of the line along the coastal range of mountains had been explored; the geography to the east was largely hypothetical, based on reports of other explorers and travellers.Note: the vast Cienegas o Tulares (Marshes of Tules) - seasonal we...

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