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Exploratory Travels Through the Western Territories of North America:

PIKE Zebulon Montgomery (1811.)

£5000.00  [First Edition]

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comprising a voyage from St. Louis, on the Mississippi, to the source of that river, and a journey through the interior of Louisiana, and the north-eastern provinces of New Spain. Performed in the years 1805, 1806, 1807, by order of the government of the United States.First edition. 2 maps (1 folding). 4to. Late nineteenth century calf, gilt, morocco labels to spine. xx, 436pp. London, printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,

One of the most important inland travel narratives, giving an account of the South-west, including the author's description of his earlier journey to explore the headwaters of the Mississippi. The two maps are among the first of the area executed by a government expedition. This work rightly ranks alongside that of Lewis and Clark as one of the most important works on the American west. Sabin, 62837; Howes, P373.

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