Mackenzie | Alexander

Voyages From Montreal

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First edition of Alexander Mackenzie’s Voyages from Montreal Through The Continent of North America, published in London in 1801.

Quarto, viii, cxxii, 412pp, [2 p. errata]. Includes half-title and errata. Modern full tree calf, title in gilt on spine over red morocco, gilt in compartments. Marbled endpapers, yellow leafends. Occasional toning and spots, a few leaves with notable foxing. Chipping along foredge in preface [cxxix-cxxxii], first leaf in main text trimmed along foredge, possibly supplied. Complete with three large fold-out maps, all backed with linen. Short tear at foot of map of North America. Includes frontispiece portrait. (Howes M133) (Field 967) (Sabin 43414) An attractive copy.

This work by Scottish fur trader and North American explorer, Alexander Mackenzie, is a cornerstone of North American exploration literature. Mackenzie departed from Fort Fork on May 9th, 1793. With the help of native tribes, he reached the Pacific Ocean on July 20th, 1793, at Bella Coola, B.C., becoming the first European to traverse the continent of North America. His journals, Voyages From Montreal, were first published in London in 1801 and New York in 1802.

Additional information

Location Published

London

Publisher

T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies

Edition

First Edition

Date Published

1801

Binding

Full leather

Condition

Near Fine

Author

Mackenzie | Alexander

Author Display

Alexander Mackenzie