Publication: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958, Norman
First Edition. Cloth. xxix.-162pp. Several illustrations. Map. An important record of a primary participant in most of Fremont's exploratory expeditions. Charles Preuss was a surveyor and cartographer who accompanied John C. Fremont on three of his five exploratory expeditions of the American west, including the expedition where he and Fremont were the first to record seeing Lake Tahoe from a mountaintop vantage point as they traversed what is now Carson Pass in February 1844. Preuss drew two important maps based on his records from Fremont's first two expeditions. Previous owners bookplate, else a Fine copy in a dust jacket with moderate edgewear and two 1" closed tears to top edge of the front panel of the dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 49975