Lot 232 of 420:
First English Edition of Lewis & Clark's Travels  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$21,600
Estimate:
$25,000 - $30,000

Title:
Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. Performed by Order of the Government of the United States, in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke
Author:
Lewis, Meriwether & William Clark
Place:
London
Publisher:
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
Date:
1814
Description:

(iii)-xxiv, 663, [1 ad] pp. With a large folding copper-engraved map and 5 copper-engraved charts/plans on 3 sheets. (4to) 27.5x21.5 cm (11x8½"), period marbled boards with later half calf spine and corners, earlier spine label laid down. First English Edition.

First English edition of the official account of the most famous and most important expedition of exploration in U.S. history, a monumental undertaking executed with unbelievable skill and bravery. Derived from the journals of Lewis and Clark and other members of the expedition, the work is a rich mine of new information about a previously unexplored region. The folding map, "A Map of Lewis and Clark's Track Across the Western Portion of North America, from the Mississippi to the Pacific, by Order of the Executive of the United States in 1804, 5 & 6," Wheat, Transmississippi 317, is a close copy of the map in the American first edition of 1814, done on a finer quality paper. Field 929; Graff 2480; Howes L317; Streeter 3128; Wagner-Camp 13:2. Armorial bookplate of Charles William, Earl of Sefton. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Minor wear to boards, hinges reinforced; text quite clean (perhaps washed?); map with some slight offsetting but otherwise fine.
 
Item number:
283727
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