Washington DC: Gales & Seaton, 1845. First Edition, Senate Issue. 693pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Brown cloth with blind stamped boards and the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. General overall wear with bookplate on the front pastedown and a handful of ownership and lending library marks. Rear pocket for map is splitting at foot. Minor repair to hinges. Large Preuss map is present in the rear pocket and shows minor wear. Item #1768
Major work of western exploration and one of the most influential Americana books ever printed. The large Charles Preuss map at the rear may be one of the most important Western maps ever and became the standard for decades. Complete with all five maps and 22 plates. Wagner/Camp 115:1. Auerbach 453. Howes F370. Sabin 25845. Streeter 3131. Best of the West: 86. Zamorano 39. Eberstadt 137: 195. Wheat 497. Moffatt 12.