Travels Through the Interior Parts of North- America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768.

CARVER, J(onathan).

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Description: 4 plates. 543pp. + errata. 8vo, rebound in modern 3/4 vellum; (lacks 2 maps, brown stains from foxing in margins, t.p. mounted on modern blank page with most of margin lacking). London: Printed for the Author and Sold by J. Walter, 1778.

Comments: "He (Carver) went west by the route of the Great Lakes, crossed to the Mississippi by the Green Bay-Fox-Wisconsin route, ascended the great river and entered the St. Peter's (now the Minnesota). He reached Lake Superior by the Chippewa and St. Croix rivers and finally returned in the autumn of 1767 to Mackinac, whence in the next spring he made his way back to Boston." DAB III, p. 552. "Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution. ...his book...stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." Howes C-215. Streeter Sale III, 1772. Sabin 11184.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 143944

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