"Builders of the new World"
Issue date: 12th October 1967
The series was issued to honor the explorers of the north-west coast of North America.

Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra

Old map of Nootka coast

Francisco Antonio Mourelle

Esteban José Martínez

Cayetano Valdés y Flores Bazán

Nootka Settlement

According to the Royal BC Museum in Victoria the drawning by José Cardero shows a Spanish fort in Nootka Sound. Nootka Sound is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Old map of Northern California

„Sutil“ und „Mexicana“.

The stamp does not depict "Sutil and "Mexicana" in front of Mount Saint Elias in Alaska, as written on the postage stamp.

The stamp is based on an old drawing by José Cardero during the 1792 voyage around Vancouver Island. Mount Baker (USA) is in the background.

Beschreibung und Bild ohne Rahmen
Beschreibung und Bild ohne Rahmen