WAGNER, Henry Raup

Author Tags: 1700-1800, Spanish

In his retirement, California historian H.R. Wagner studied early Spanish navigation north of Mexico. He hoped "to publish a translation of some original journal of every important expedition by sea to that coast, which had not yet seen its way into print." He began in 1923 with journals published in the California Historical Quarterly. These were gathered for his book in 1929.


Spanish Voyages to the Northwest Coast of America in the Sixteenth Century. San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1929.

Spanish Explorations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca (Fine Arts Press, Santa Ana, California, 1933; reprinted by AMS Press, New York, 1971)

The Voyage Around the World of Sir Francis Drake.

Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800, 2 volumes (University of California Press, 1937)

[BCBW 2003] "Spanish" "1700-1800"