1849 First Settlers on Oregon River INDIANS Ross Astoria Expedition America MAP

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Four years after Lewis and Clark inspired interest in the far western reaches of the continent, John Jacob Astor, sent an expedition to establish a fur-trading post on the Columbia River by land and sea. The Voyage along the sea aboard the Tonquin, arrived first, and among them was Alexander Ross, a clerk in Astor’s Pacific Fur Company.

 

‘Adventures of the First Settlers’ by Alexander Ross is a vivid account of the expedition and its struggles to establish a successful trading venture focusing heavily on the Rocky Mountain Indian tribes with a Chinook vocabulary. Ross details the Tonquin’s dangerous voyage and documents the Astorians’ painstaking struggles to clear the land and build a new trading post. Their settlement, Astoria, became the first American outpost on the Pacific Slope.

 

According to Field,

“pages 87 to 341 are almost wholly devoted to descriptions of the peculiar habits and customs of the ten tribes inhabiting the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The appendix is occupied with a vocabulary of the Chooks”

 

This 1849 first edition includes the large fold out map of the Columbia to illustrate Ross’s adventures.

 

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1849 First Settlers on Oregon River INDIANS Ross Astoria Expedition America MAP

 

Four years after Lewis and Clark inspired interest in the far western reaches of the continent, John Jacob Astor, sent an expedition to establish a fur-trading post on the Columbia River by land and sea. The Voyage along the sea aboard the Tonquin, arrived first, and among them was Alexander Ross, a clerk in Astor’s Pacific Fur Company.

 

‘Adventures of the First Settlers’ by Alexander Ross is a vivid account of the expedition and its struggles to establish a successful trading venture focusing heavily on the Rocky Mountain Indian tribes with a Chinook vocabulary. Ross details the Tonquin’s dangerous voyage and documents the Astorians’ painstaking struggles to clear the land and build a new trading post. Their settlement, Astoria, became the first American outpost on the Pacific Slope.

 

According to Field,

“pages 87 to 341 are almost wholly devoted to descriptions of the peculiar habits and customs of the ten tribes inhabiting the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The appendix is occupied with a vocabulary of the Chooks”

 

This 1849 first edition includes the large fold out map of the Columbia to illustrate Ross’s adventures.

 

Item number: #9943

Price: $950

 

ROSS, Alexander

 

Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon or Columbia river: being a narrative of the expedition fitted out: By John Jacob Astor, …

 

London: Smith Elder and Co, 1849. First Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [xvi], [1], 352, [16]
    • folding map in front
  • References: Sabin 73327; Field 1325; Howes R 448; Graff 3576; Hill 1485; Cowan p.195-96;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5.5in (20.5cm x 13.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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9943

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

ROSS, Alexander

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete