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Auction 99, Lot 622

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

Subject: Travel and Exploration - American West

Period: 1842 (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. 416pp. An important book that is not often found complete with the map.

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

Condition: B

Map is foxed with some fold intersection splits, otherwise very good. Cover is bumped with some areas of loss at edges. Scattered foxing of contents.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/12/2002