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Army Exploration In The American West, 1803-1863. WILLIAM H. GOETZMANN

Army Exploration In The American West, 1803-1863.

WILLIAM H. GOETZMANN

Other works by WILLIAM H. GOETZMANN

Publication: Yale University Press, 1959, New Haven

First edition. Boards with cloth spine, 509pp., numerous illustrations. Reproduces 21 important maps, of which 5 are large folding maps in rear pocket. Through diligent research, Goetzmann has recorded, for the first time, a detailed account of the Western activities of the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, with particular emphasis on the period of 1803 to 1863. This outstanding work features the explorations of Lt. Emory, Col. Abert, Capt. Sitgreaves, Capt. Stansbury, Lt. Simpson, Lt. Whipple, Lt. Ives, Capt. Fremont, as well as Lewis & Clark, the Arizonians, and many early "Mountain Men". This increasingly scarce and avidly sought work is the first in Goetzman's trilogy which includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Exploration and Empire and New Lands, New Men. A small label with previous owner's name and address on front endpaper, else an exceptionally fine copy of this important work, in a fine dust jacket. Large folding maps in fine condition.

Inventory Number: 52835

$350.00