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Lot 280: * LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William CLARK (1770-1838). Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. Performed by Order of the Government of the United States, in the years 1804...1806....

4to (285 x 218 mm). Engraved folding map after Clark by S. Lewis, 5 engraved maps and plans on 3 leaves; half-title. Modern quarter calf antique, uncut.

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF THE AUTHORIZED ACCOUNT OF "THE MOST IMPORTANT WESTERN EXPLORATION" (Howes). Lewis and Clark intended to publish their journals after the completion of their 1804-1806 expedition, but their official duties and Lewis's... read more
  

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Date:
15 Mar 10:00
Location:
United States, Chicago
Auction house:
Hindman Auctioneers