(Portland, Oregon): Oregon Historical Society, (1989). Illustrated.
Quarto, dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, map end papers, pictorial dust jacket (fine). Fine.
"In early June 1774, a lone Spanish vessel, the 225-ton frigate Santiago, sailed from Monterey Bay on a mission of great importance and secrecy. Rumors of a Russian presence in Northwest America had helped spur Madrid five years earlier into launching a major effort to colonize Alta, or upper California. And now it was time to search the largely unknown coast stretching north as far as the sixtieth parallel for evidence of Russian settlements .. Six documents of the controversial voyage are published here in English for the first time." - from dust jacket.