Lot 399 of 541:
Stuart & Hunt discover Oregon Trail 1821  

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Carte de la Parte Occidentale des États-Unis, Dressée pour servir à l'intelligence des découvertes des Américains dans cette partie et notamment pour celles de M.M. Hunt et Stuart, faites in 1811,12, et 13 par le Chev. Lapie, Géographe

Lapie, Le Chevalier





Engraved map. 23.8x43 cm (9½x17").

Map showing the explorations of Robert Stuart and Wilson Hunt in their fur-trading endeavors, and the discovery of what was to be the Oregon Trail. Wheat calls this "The first map of importance to appear in 1821... It was published in Nouvelle Annales des Voyages... and purports to show the routes of Wilson Price Hunt (westward) and Robert Stuart (eastward) a decade earlier. The map is well constructed, and has been praised as a remarkably accurate representation of their journeyings. It seems to have been largely based on the Lewis and Clark map of 1814, but in its new elements it was a notable performance... Lapie's rendition of the Snake and its tributaries was a notable advance over any map that had yet been constructed..." W-TW 342; Streeter 3337; W-C 19; Rollins, The Discovery of the Oregon Trail.

Lot Amendments

Some foxing and offset, old folds, A little rough at right edge of margin and partly trimmed close to neat line; very good.

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