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Exploring The West. HERMAN J VIOLA

Exploring The West.


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Publication: Smithsonian Books, 1987, Washington

First edition. Cloth, 256pp. Profusely illustrated, many in color. Several maps, index. Describes the early exploration of the West beginning with the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) through the Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899) and looks at the work of scientists, soldiers, and artists. It discusses such figures as Zebulon Pike, Stephen H. Long, Jedediah Smith, John C. Frémont, Kit Carson, John Wesley Powell, John Rutherford Walker, Charles Wilkes, William H. Emory, Joseph Christmas Ives, Gouverneur K. Warren who led expeditions for the Corps of Topographical Engineers and was a masterful cartographer who prepared the first scientifically and comprehensive map of the trans-Mississippi West, and others. An attractive publication. Fine in dust jacket.

Inventory Number: 50540