Amerique septentrionale, from Collection abrégée des voyages anciens et modernes autour du monde, Tome douzieme.

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Creator

J. B. Poirson.

Title

Amerique septentrionale, from Collection abrégée des voyages anciens et modernes autour du monde, Tome douzieme.

Publisher

Paris: Fr. Dufart,

Date

1809.

Description

16¼ x 18¼ in.
The first American transcontinental expedition, by Lewis and Clark, to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase and beyond, ended in 1806. However, for various reasons, the official report of that expedition, with map, was not published until 1814. In the meantime, others began to publish some of the much-anticipated information about that trek. This 1809 French map, in a book of travel narratives, is one of the earliest cartographic representations of the route of Lewis and Clark to the Pacific. It is probably based on an early publication by one of the participants, possibly Clark himself or Patrick Gass, author of A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery under the Command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke … 1804, 1805 & 1806 (1807).

Source

J. C. McElveen

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Citation

J. B. Poirson. , “Amerique septentrionale, from Collection abrégée des voyages anciens et modernes autour du monde, Tome douzieme. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 25, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/359.