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John Meares

 (1756 - 1809)
John Meares was active/lived in England.  John Meares is known for Northwest Coast sketches 1788-1789.

Biography   John Meares


British sea captain John Meares made numerous topographical sketches during his travels as an explorer and trader in China, Japan and the Northwest Coast of America. His illustrations were published in England in 1790 in a book titled "Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789 from China to the Northwest Coast of America".

John Meares was in the Royal Navy and like many Englishmen, wanted to establish sea-otter trade with Japan. Representing the Bengal Fur Society, in 1786, he sailed from Calcutta and then Madras, India on his ship, the "Nootka" to the Northwest Coast of North America where he did fur trading in Alaskan waters and spent the winter in Prince William Sound. He lost many of his crew to scurvy (about 30), and rival English   ...  Displaying 750 of 3993 characters.

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