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With Gallatin map of Indian Tribes 2836  

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A Synopsis of the Indian Tribes within the United States East of the Rocky Mountains, and in the British and Russian Possessions in North America

Gallatin, Albert

Cambridge, MA

Printed for the Society, at the University Press



In: Archaeologia America. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Volume II. xxx, [2], 573 pp. + errata leaf. Folding hand-colored lithographed map. (8vo) 24.5x15 cm (9¾x6"), original half cloth & boards, paper spine label.

Gallatin's significant contribution, which comprises pp. 1-422 of the volume, is accompanied by a very notable map, "Map of the Indian Tribes of North America about 1600 A.D. along the Atlantic; & about 1800 A.D. Westwardly," measuring 38x42.5 cm. An important, even seminal, map of North America, presenting a fairly up-to-date picture of the far west, with information from William Ashley, Jedediah Strong Smith and others. Howes calls the map, “Best of western country up to this time” and David Rumsey comments “The map, in addition to its abundant information regarding the Indian Tribes, shows Jedediah Smith’s route of 1827 across the Great Basin, one of the earliest American maps to do so.” Graff 49; Howes G30; Sabin 1049; Wheat Transmississippi 417.

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Boards with some soiling and extremity wear but in fairly good shape oveall; hinges split in several places with portion of text block loose; map with just very slight toning and very short stub tear; some light foxing within, very good, worthy of restoration into the original boards, the page edges untrimmed.

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