London: C. Dilly, H. Payne, and J. Phillips, 1781.
Third and best edition. 2 folding engraved maps, finely colored in outline; engraved portrait of the author, five engraved plates (four colored). 1 vols. 8vo. Recent quarter calf and marbled boards Howes C215; Sabin 11184; Field 251; Graff 622; REESE, Best of the West 13; Reese & Osborn, Struggle for North America 88. Item #323670
Carver penetrated further West than any other pre-Revolutionary explorer in his search for a Northwest Passage, mapping several tributaries of the Mississippi, and making many observations of flora and fauna, Indian tribes, etc., which were to prove useful to later explorers. His frontier experiences in Minnesota and Wisconsin have, according to Vail, “been accepted as one of the earliest and best accounts of pioneer days in this region.” And although Carver's mission proved abortive, his book excited an intense curiosity later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis & Clark.
This edition includes a biography of the author, the index, and a colored plate of the tobacco plant not present in earlier editions.
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