Lot 173 of 627:
Jedediah Smith and His Maps of the American West  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$420
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Jedediah Smith and His Maps of the American West

Author:
Morgan, Dale & Carl I. Wheat

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
California Historical Society

Date:
1954

Description:

[6], 86 pp. Intro. by Wheat. Illustrated with reproductions of 7 maps (6 folding, 3 inserted loose in rear pocket). (Folio) original red cloth, gilt lettered spine. One of 530 copies printed by Lawton Kennedy. First Edition.

Scholarly study of the influence of "the early West's greatest single explorer" on the mapping of the West. Smith was the first man to cross the Sierra Nevada and open the southwestern trail to California. He also pioneered the route from California to the Hudson's Bay Co. territory, established posts on the Columbia and mapped watersheds of the Missouri, Yellowstone, Platte, Rio Grande, Colorado, Snake and Columbia rivers.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Cloth a bit sunned; near fine.


 
Item number:
277430
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