Lot 21 of 235:
Frémont's 1842 expedition in wrappers  

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Report on an Exploration of the Country Lying Between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, on the Line of the Kansas and Great Platte Rivers

Frémont, J[ohn] C[harles]


Printed by order of the United States' Senate



207 pp. With 6 lithograph plates, plus one folding map. (8vo) 22.5x14.3 cm. (9x5½"), original printed wrappers; modern custom quarter morocco drop-back box, gilt-lettered spine, morocco cover label. First Edition.

Account of Frémont's first expedition to the Rocky Mountains, rare in the original wrappers. The important "Map to Illustrated an Exploration of the Country, Lying between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, on the line of the Nebraska or Platte River," has hand-coloring to the rivers and small bodies of water. It measures 35x83 cm. Frémont's first expedition to the Rockies was designed by his father-in-law, Senator Thomas Hart Benton, to publicize the overland route to Oregon.

Provenance: Swanns, thru Arkway, 1/83

References:  Graff 1437; Howes F371; Sabin 25843; Streeter 3130; Wagner-Camp 95; Wheat Trasmississippi 464.

Lot Amendments

Top right corner of front wrapper torn off affecting no printed features, rear wrapper partially split up joint; some light foxing within, one plate detached with some wear to its leading edge; very good or better, seldom found so nice in the original wrappers.

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