Travels To The Westward Of The Allegany Mountains by Francois Michaux, one of three editions published in London in 1805. Octavo, iv, -96. Bound in contemporary green cloth, title in gilt on spine, new endpapers. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Large foldout map depicting the eastern half of the United States and Canada, professional repair to tear along bottom panel, reinforced hinge. (Sabin 48706) (Howes M-579) Clean text throughout. An attractive example of this early book on American exploration.
Comments: The first edition of this work as published in Paris in 1804, titled Voyage ? l’ouest des monts All?ghanys, dans les ?tats de l’Ohio, du Kentucky, et du Tenness?e, et retour ? Charleston par les Hautes-Carolines. The first English edition was published in London in 1805, with a second edition and an abridged edition following the same year. An excellent account of Francois A. Michaux’s voyage down the Ohio River, through the Kentucky territory and his return to Charleston.