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Auction 100, Lot 567

"Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains … with a Map of Oregon Territory", Parker, Samuel (Rev.)

Subject: Exploration - American West

Period: 1846 (published)


Color: Black & White

5 x 7.8 inches
12.7 x 19.8 cm
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This tour covered an extensive area and provided important information on several subjects: American Fur Company; Oregon Territory; Hudson Bay Company; Presbyterian missionary; Nez Perce, Calapooa, Chenook, Klicatat, La Dalles, and Paloose Indians; overland journals; surgery on Jim Bridger; Sandwich Islands and much more. The folding map titled Map of Oregon Territory…, 1838 and the wood engraving of the Basaltic Formations on the Columbia River are both present. The map is scarce and according to Wheat is the earliest accurate map of the Pacific Northwest. Original brown embossed cloth with later cloth tape on spine with paper label. Fifth edition, 422pp+6 pages of ads. An important book and map, well deserving of conservation and rebinding.

References: Howes P89; Sabin 58729; Wagner-Camp 70; Wheat [TMW] 438.

Condition: C

Rear cover and part of spine detached. Map has 6" tear in upper right with old cellophane tape stain. Interior pages with very minor foxing on a few pages. Some slight water stains on last 10 pages.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/12/2002