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Lot 1400: Samuel Parker JOURNAL OF AN EXPLORING TOUR BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS 1842 Antique Exploration Travel Pacific Northwest Map
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Journal of an Exploring Tour beyond the Rocky Mountains, under the Direction of the A.B.C.F.M., in the Years 1835, '36, and '37; Containing a Description of the Geography, Geology, Climate, Productions of the Country, and the Numbers, Manners, and Customs of the Natives: with a Map of Oregon Territory
Author: Samuel Parker - Samuel Parker was an American missionary in Oregon Country. He scouted locations for missions, including a location for the Whitman Mission in present Washington state and traveled with Marcus Whitman. He was the first Presbyterian missionary in Oregon.
Publisher: Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 408 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: From the consignor's notes: Parker relates his observations and experienced while traveling with a fur-trading party from Council Bluffs to Walla Walla. One of the best early accounts of this region of the future U.S. With the original folding "Map of Oregon Territory," dated 1838, widely regarded as the earliest map with any degree of accuracy of the area depicted.
Condition / Notes: This is a stated third edition. This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with tears at top/bottom of spine and rubbing at outside corners of boards. Front cover displays a few small spots. The binding is firm. The front endpaper displays a moisture marking, and the pages exhibit foxing throughout. Intact map of Oregon territory, showing foxing and small tears, is laid in. Appendix contains a "vocabulary of Indian languages." Volume also has a meteorological table for 1835-6.
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