Lot 42 of 703:
A Classic of American Natural History and Travel  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,920
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, The Cherokee Country, The Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and Country of the Chactaws...

Author:
Bartram, William

Place:
London

Publisher:
Re-printed for J. Johnson

Date:
1792

Description:

xxiv, 520, [12] pp. Frontispiece plus seven plates (one folding) and folding map. Pp.225-240 misbound between pp. 176 and 177. (8vo) 21x13 cm (8¼x5”), three-quarter leather over marbled boards, matching endpapers, raised bands, gilt on spine. First British Edition.

One of the classic accounts of southern natural history and exploration, with much on the southern Indian tribes.  For the period, Bartram's work is unrivalled.  "...Bartram wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world...he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" - Field.  "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" - Sabin.  The map illustrates the east coast of Florida from the St. Johns River to Cape Canaveral.


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Condition:
Some wear; one map with closed tear and inexpertly repaired fold tear; occasional foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
294249
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