Travels To The Westward Of The Allegany Mountains by François André Michaux, published in 1805 in London, with folding frontispiece map.
Octavo, iv, -96. Bound in green cloth, title in gilt on spine, new endpapers. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Frontispiece foldout map depicting the eastern half of the United States and Canada, archival repair to closed tear along, reinforced hinge. Map depicts the proposed states of “Morgania” and the known Indian tribes of the Upper Midwest. Clean text throughout. (Sabin 48706) (Howes M-579)
The first edition of this work as published in Paris in 1804, titled Voyage à l’ouest des monts Alléghanys, dans les états de l’Ohio, du Kentucky, et du Tennessée, et retour à Charleston par les Hautes-Carolines. The first English edition was published in London in 1805, with a second edition and this 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.