This is a 1969 Noel McGary map of the Pacific Northwest and the topography of the sea floor off the coast. The map depicts the region from some distance out into the Pacific Ocean to the coast of North America and from Vancouver Island to the mouth of the Columbia River. Beautifully executed, a gradient of shades of blue is employed to illustrate the ever-deepening ocean depth once one hits the continental slope. Topography lines are used to definitively identify the depth at any given point, from 100 meters deep to 2,600 meters. La Perouse Bank and Swiftsure Bank are labeled on the continental shelf, and Father Charles Canyon, Barkley Canyon, Nitinat Canyon, Juan de Fuca Canyon, Quinault Canyon, Grays Canyon, Guide Canyon, Willapa Canyon, and Astoria Canyon are all identified along the continental slope. Very little detail is provided along the coastline, except for rivers and some slight topographical indications. Barkley Sound, Ozette Lake, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, and the Columbia River are labeled.
Publication History and CensusThis map was created by Noel McGary with the contouring executed under the supervision of Dean. A. McManus. The whole was published by the Oceanographic Institute of Washington in 1969. Only one example is recorded in the OCLC and is part of the collection at the University of Quebec in Rimouski.
Noel Berkley McGary (March 26, 1923 - October 9, 2005) was an American oceanographer and cartographer. Born in Shelley Idaho, McGary attended Montana State University, Utah State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Washington. He briefly served in the U.S. Army during World War II then began working as an oceanographic cartographer in the Department of Oceanography for the University of Washington. Many of his maps were published over the course of his career. Late in life, McGary found a passion for Japanese music and art. Learn More...
Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso.