REPORT OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN THE YEAR 1842, AND TO OREGON AND NORTH CALIFORNIA IN THE YEARS 1843-'44. BY BREVET CAPTAIN...OF THE TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS, UNDER THE ORDERS OF COL. J.J. ABERT, CHIEF OF THE TOPOGRAPHICAL BUREAU. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

Washington: Gales and Seaton, Printers, 1845. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD174. 693pp. 22 plates, five maps [3 folding] [complete]. Light scattered foxing, disbound, Very Good.

"The most spectacular reconnaissance of the West since Lewis and Clark and the catalyst which changed the entire picture of Western geography and set a generation of pioneers and gold-seekers on the trek westward" [Jenkins]. The "magnificent" folding map and report "changed the entire picture of the West and made a lasting contribution to cartography." Wheat Transmississippi pp 194-195.
FIRST EDITION. Howes F370aa. Streeter Sale 3131. Jenkins Full Howes 924. Wheat Transmississippi West 497. Wagner-Camp 115:1. Field 565. Item #30251

Price: $1,250.00

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