Oct 27, 2020 - Sale 2549

Sale 2549 - Lot 218

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
Pike, Zebulon Montgomery (1779-1813)
Exploratory Travels through the Western Territories of North America.

London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1811.

First English edition, large quarto, illustrated with folding frontispiece map, of the interior of Louisiana with part of New Mexico, and a full-page engraved map of the Mississippi River, with the half-title, two preliminary leaves torn and mended, spotting to contents, bound in old half leather, rebacked, old spine flaking away, marbled paper-covered boards quite worn, 10 1/2 x 8 in.

Field 1218; Howes P373; Sabin 62837.

Pike has an engaging style whose work brims with important details and vivid descriptions. He was dispatched under the authority of Thomas Jefferson on several expeditions, and Pikes Peak was named in his honor.