A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America; Containing a Succinct Account of Its Climate, Natural History, Population, Agriculture, Manners and Customs.
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Samuel Campbell
Date Published: 1793
Description: (Vol. II): Filson, John. The Discovery, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucky: And An Essay towards the Topography and Natural History of that Important Country...Being a Supplement to Imlay's Description. 3 folding maps. 2 vols. 16mo, contemporary calf, leather labels; (light browning on most pages, maps have light foxing, one map lacks a small piece of margin, spine ends and edges of corners worn on each volume, both bindings rubbed, each volume has the signature and rubberstamp of George Decker, an early owner). N.Y.: Samuel Campbell, 1793. First American Edition.
Comments: "Imlay, a captain in the American army during the Revolution, was later commissioned `to lay out lands in the back settlements,' and his work is considered one of the best authorities on the topography of the Western Country. Relates much to Kentucky and its early history." Coleman 2122. "John Filson's work was the first attempt to record the history of Kentucky in book form...The appendix contains the autobiography of Daniel Boone, the first account of his life, obviously written by Filson, but undoubtedly the reminiscences and experiences of the great pioneer himself." Coleman 3239. The first work with a map of Kentucky. John Filson's work is the second American Edition. Clark II: 41, 23. Evans 25648. Howes I-12, F-129.Edition: First
Book ID: 154119