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 John Meares  (1756 - 1809)

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Lived/Active: England      Known for: Northwest Coast sketches 1788-1789

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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 C (showing 500 of 4001 characters).

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