Lot 189 of 435:
Exploring Tour beyond the Rocky Mountains 4th ed w/map  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$132
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Journal of an Exploring Tour beyond the Rocky Mountains, under the Direction of the A.B.C.F.M. Containing a Description of the Geography, Geology, Climate, Productions of the Country, and the Numbers; Manners, and Customs of the Natives: with a Map of Oregon Territory
Author:
Parker, Samuel
Place:
Ithaca, NY
Publisher:
Andrus, Woodruff & Gauntlett
Date:
1844
Description:

xvi, [17]-416 pp. Large folding frontispiece copper-engraved map showing the Oregon Territory in 1838; copper-engraved plate showing the basaltic formations on the Columbia River. (8vo) 19.5x12 cm (7¾x5"), original blind-stamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Fourth Edition

This fourth edition has the same map as the 1838 first edition, which was the "earliest map of the Oregon interior with a pretense of accuracy." Wheat states that the map "represented a real advance, and it was made from personal observations." "Parker accompanied a fur-trading party, in 1835, from Council Bluffs to Walla Walla" - Graff 3194; Field 1175; Howes P89; Rader 2600n; Sabin 58729; Smith 7896; (Tweney 60); Wagner-Camp 70:4; Wheat Transmississippi Map 438.

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Condition:
Light wear to cloth with some rubbing to joints and extremities; map with light edgewear and spotting, some toning at folds; gift inscription in pencil on front free endpaper; very good.
 
Item number:
290327
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