TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768. J. Carver, Esq. or Jonathan Carver.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768.

TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768.

Dublin: Printed for S. Price, [et al], 1779. First Edition. Hardcover. Having served in a Massachusetts regiment during the French and Indian Wars, Carver was sent in 1766 by Robert Rogers, then governor of Mackinac, to map the main rivers of Wisconsin and Minnesota in preparation for an expedition to search for an overland Northwest Passage. He traveled the Fox-Wisconsin route, then up the Mississipii and Minnesota rivers to a point west of the Falls of St. Anthony where he wintered with the Sioux Indians. In 1767, he joined the party sent by Rogers to find a route to the Pacific. They traveled as far as Grand Portage on Lake Superior, when they were forced to turn back for lack of supplies. This account, based on his journal, includes vivid descriptions of the Wisconsin and Minnesota territories, Indian life and customs, and a short treatise on tobacco. It was tremendously popular in both America and Europe, and is thought to be the first work to mention a large mountain range to the west, presumably the Rocky Mountains. Two copper plates. Octavo. The period calf binding has been expertly rebacked with a new brown leather spine and modern endpapers. The contents are a trifle toned, with some occasional mild soiling and smudging. Period previous owner's ink signature to the title page and two concluding blank leaves. Lacking the folding frontispiece map and the preceding leaves. Howes C215; Sabin 11184. Good. Item #69261

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