Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 58

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(ARCTIC.) Mackenzie, Alexander. Voyages From Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans. 3 folding maps, frontispiece portrait. xiv, 290; 332 pages. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary 1/4 sheep, moderate wear; intermittent foxing and toning, repairs and minor dampstaining to both title pages only; with half-titles; Edinger bookplates. London, 1802

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Second edition. Mackenzie and his party completed the first voyage of exploration across North America more than ten years in advance of Lewis and Clark. Having arrived at a fort on Lake Athabasca, AB by standard trade routes, they departed westward in October 1792 and arrived at an inlet of the Pacific Ocean at Bella Coola, BC in July 1793. Also includes Mackenzie's journal of his 1789 expedition north from Athabasca to the Arctic Ocean. Howes M133 ("aa"); Sabin 43415; Wagner-Camp 1:2.