Washington, D.C: Printed by Order of the Senate, by Gales and Seaton, 1845.
First Edition. 693pp. 22 engraved plates and 5 maps (including large folding map in pocket). 8vo. Publisher's cloth. Minor wear along front joint. Small void to corner of blank front endpaper. A very good copy, in nicer condition than usually encountered Howes F 370; Wagner-Camp 115; Wheat Transmississippi 497; Cowan pp. 223-24; Sabin 25845; Graff 1437; Hasse, p. 31; Hill p. 112; Zamorano Eighty, #39; Grolier Club, One Hundred American Books, #49; Reese, Best of the West 86. Provenance: Samuel Tuck (early signature on ffep); William H. Claflin, Jr. (bookplate). Item #320168
The Senate issue of the Fremont report, certainly one of the most important single pieces of Western Americana. In various editions this report was more widely read than any other account of the West before the Gold Rush, and the text and map had a profound effect on the routes frequented during the great period of emigration.
"The great folding map is an altogether memorable document in the cartographic history of the West." [Trans-Mississipi West II,497]Christopher "Kit" Carson was one of the guides for Fremont along with many other famous scouts of the day, and Fremont’s book was instrumental in paving the way for expansion West.
A classic of American exploration, scarce in such fine condition and complete with the large folding map in the rear pocket.
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