Carver | Travels through the interior parts of North-America, 1778
PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST, LOTS 109-122
Travels through the interior parts of North-America. London: for the Author, 1778
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (218 x 132mm.), 2 folding engraved maps, 4 engraved plates, contemporary speckled calf, slight offsetting, spine split, extremities rubbed
Carver's work is a classic of American travel and among the earliest and best accounts of pioneer days in the region of Minnesota and Wisconsin. He "penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution" (Howes). The text contains the first published mention of the word "Oregon", comments on Indians and on natural history.
ESTC T133718; Sabin 11184
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