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Exploratory Travels Through The Western Territories Of North America: Comprising A Voyage From St. Louis, On The Mississippi, To The Source Of That River, And A Journey Through The Interior Of Louisiana, And The North-Eastern Provinces Of New Spain, Performed In The Years, 1805, 1806, 1807, By Order Of The Government Of The United States by Zebulon M Pike

Exploratory Travels Through The Western Territories Of North America: Comprising A Voyage From St. Louis, On The Mississippi, To The Source Of That River, And A Journey Through The Interior Of Louisiana, And The North-Eastern Provinces Of New Spain, Performed In The Years, 1805, 1806, 1807, By Order Of The Government Of The United States

by Zebulon M Pike

Publication: W H Lawrence & Co, 1899, Denver

First thus. Cloth, 394 pp. Introduction. Appendix. Illustrated with frontis, charts, tables, and 4 maps. A reprint of the superior London edition of 1811. In addition to the famous Lewis and Clark exploratory expedition, Major Zebulon Montgomery Pike was directed by the United States Government to explore the Mississippi River source, and also the "western parts of Louisiana." This is the report of the first United States expedition to the Southwest. Includes accounts of Pike's explorations on the Mississippi, Red, and Arkansas rivers and his visit to the Spanish settlements in New Mexico. He also visited northern Texas, and Streeter considers his account excellent. The Pike expedition stands with the narratives of Lewis and Clark, and Long, as the most important of the early books on western exploration. Light wear to edges and corners and very small scar on back cover else a clean, tight near fine copy.

Inventory Number: 42741

$250.00