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An account of the expeditions to the source of the Mississippi and through western parts of Louisiana, to the sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Juan rivers; performed by order of the government of the United States during the years 1805, 1806, and 1807. And a tour through the interior parts of New Spain
C. & A. Conrad, & Co. Somerville & Conrad, Petersburgh. Bonsal, Conrad & Co. Norfolk, and Fielding Lucas, Jr. Baltimore, Philadelphia 1810 - First edition, 8vo, pp. 5, [3], 105, [11], [107]-277, [5], 65, [1], 53, [1], 87; engraved frontispiece portrait, 6 maps (5 folding), 3 folding tables; contemporary full sheep, red morocco label on spine; top panel of spine with old repair, title page and frontispiece toned, mild foxing, top of the map of St. Anthony Falls shaved, small tear in E3 with slight loss of a few letters, otherwise a good, sound copy, the maps generally in a nice state of preservation. In a red cloth clamshell box, leather label on spine.1863 ownership signature of A. Goodrich, bookplates of Herman Le Roy Edgar and Edward Chenery Gale.Pike's personal journal of the earliest U.S. government expedition to the southwest. Pike explored the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red Rivers, and reported on the Spanish settlements in New Mexico, as well as his account of his expedition to the upper Mississippi in Minnesota. The maps "were the first of this entire region to display knowledge derived from actual exploration [and are] of outstanding historic interest" (Wheat, Trans-Mississippi West Maps, II, pp. 20-21). Field 1218; Graff 3290; Howes P-373; Sabin 62836; Shaw & Shoemaker, 21089; Streeter 3125; Streeter, Texas, 1047; Wagner-Camp 9. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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