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Auction 100, Lot 568

"Voyages from Montreal through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793 with an account of the rise and state of the fur trade in two volumes", Mackenzie, Alexander

Subject: Exploration - American West

Period: 1922 (published)

Publication: Allerton Book Co.


4.7 x 7.5 inches
11.9 x 19.1 cm

Mackenzie's journals recount his two expeditions undertaken on behalf of the North West Company in its attempt to break the Hudson's Bay Company monopoly of the fur trade. The first expedition, in 1789, from Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabaska down what is now known as the Mackenzie River to the Arctic constitutes the first trip to the Arctic from the Canadian prairies. The second, in 1792-93, from Fort Chipewyan over the Rocky Mountains by the Peace and Fraser Rivers to the Pacific, is distinguished as the first overland expedition to reach the Pacific, north of Mexico. This is the 1922 reprint edition in two volumes. 12mo, [355/360 pp.], 2 folding maps. Hardbound in original brown cloth with gilt titles on spines.


Condition: B

Bindings with minor wear at head. Folding map detached at front of vol. 1.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/12/2002