Item #8682 Rendezvous Sites: 1825-1840. Fred R. Gowans.

Rendezvous Sites: 1825-1840

[Provo, UT]: [Brigham Young University], 1976. Map [39 cm x 46 cm] / [15.5" x 18] on tan stock and printed in brown ink. Nice condition. Item #8682

Map locating the known mountain men fur trade rendezvous sites in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming between in 1845 and 1860. Presumably produced at the same time as Gowans' standard work on the subject 'Rocky Mountain Rendezvous: A History of the Fur Trade Rendezvous 1825-1840,' with parts of this map printed throughout. The rendezvous was one of the most interesting developments of the fur trade in the Rocky Mountains. It arose from the necessity of carrying the trade into regions remote from navigable rivers, where boats were unable to transport merchandise west or return to the east with furs. The transportation was done by annual caravans from the east, with the rendezvous sites picked for their convenience for the trappers, traders, and Native Americans. We are unable to locate any institutional holdings of this map.

Price: $75.00

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