1810 1ed Zebulon Pike Expedition Mississippi River Arkansas Slaves Indians Spain

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Rare first edition account of the first government exploration of the American Southwest! (Howes)

 

Zebulon Pike was one of the most important and well-known American explorers. His account of expeditions was first published in 1810 and was immensely popular in both the United States and in Europe. In 1805, Pike was ordered to discover the source of the Mississippi River – a voyage that took Pike and his team from the Louisiana Territory northwest through America. This narrative includes his account of Arkansas and the Red River, visits to Spanish settlements in New Mexico, an ‘excellent’ description of Texas (Streeter), and even accounts of meeting runway slaves!

 

Field states:

“The American edition of Pike’s exploratory travels is the only complete one.”

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1810 1ed Zebulon Pike Expedition Mississippi River Arkansas Slaves Indians Spain

 

Rare first edition account of the first government exploration of the American Southwest! (Howes)

 

Zebulon Pike was one of the most important and well-known American explorers. His account of expeditions was first published in 1810 and was immensely popular in both the United States and in Europe. In 1805, Pike was ordered to discover the source of the Mississippi River – a voyage that took Pike and his team from the Louisiana Territory northwest through America. This narrative includes his account of Arkansas and the Red River, visits to Spanish settlements in New Mexico, an ‘excellent’ description of Texas (Streeter), and even accounts of meeting runway slaves!

 

Field states:

“The American edition of Pike’s exploratory travels is the only complete one.”

 

Item number: #5221

Price: $750

 

PIKE, Zebulon

 

An account of expeditions to the sources of the Mississippi : and through the western parts of Louisiana, to the sources of the Arkansas, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Jaun Rivers … and a tour through the interior part of New Spain …

 

Philadelphia : C. & A. Conrad, & Co. ; Petersburgh : Somervell & Conrad ; Norfolk : Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. ; Baltimore : F. Lucas, Jr., 1810. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [8], 277, [3], 65, 53, 87
    • Includes foldouts and charts
    • Lacking maps
  • References: Sabin 62836; Howes P 373; Graff 3290; Field 1217; Wagner-Camp 9:1; Streeter, Texas 1047; Shaw & Shoemaker, 21089
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth hardcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9in X 5in (22.5cm x 12.5cm)

 

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5221

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

PIKE, Zebulon

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete