Paddle and Portage, from Moosehead Lake to The Aroostook River, Maine With Over Sixty Illustrations, and Map of the Canoe Courses of Northern Maine. Thomas Sedgwick Steele.
Paddle and Portage, from Moosehead Lake to The Aroostook River, Maine With Over Sixty Illustrations, and Map of the Canoe Courses of Northern Maine.
Paddle and Portage, from Moosehead Lake to The Aroostook River, Maine With Over Sixty Illustrations, and Map of the Canoe Courses of Northern Maine.
Paddle and Portage, from Moosehead Lake to The Aroostook River, Maine With Over Sixty Illustrations, and Map of the Canoe Courses of Northern Maine.
Paddle and Portage, from Moosehead Lake to The Aroostook River, Maine With Over Sixty Illustrations, and Map of the Canoe Courses of Northern Maine.
Paddle and Portage, from Moosehead Lake to The Aroostook River, Maine With Over Sixty Illustrations, and Map of the Canoe Courses of Northern Maine.

Paddle and Portage, from Moosehead Lake to The Aroostook River, Maine With Over Sixty Illustrations, and Map of the Canoe Courses of Northern Maine.

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1882. Illustrated at Day’s Studio, New York. Photographs made by the author. 12mo (8” x 5.75”), pictorial gilt and black- stamped brown cloth, plain lower cover. [8], 148 pp., [2] publ. ads., 63 b&w illus., folded map printed in blue (with two vignettes) in pocket at rear, 21” x 30”. Author inscription on endpaper; pencil ownership inscription on the front paste-down reading “Saddie Green 1908.”.

First edition. One of Steele's two classic accounts of canoe expeditions through the Maine wilderness, the other title being Canoe and Camera (NY, 1880). Includes one of the first maps published specifically for the use of recreational canoeists, Map... of the Headwaters of the Aroostook, Penobscot & St. John Rivers, Maine (1881).

Thomas Sedgewick Steele (1845–1903) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, where he attended high school and subsequently worked in his father's jewelry business. Steele studied painting and drawing and became a full-time artist in 1887. His specialized in still life paintings, portraying either recently caught fish, fruit or flowers. A member of the National Academy of Design and the Boston Art Club, his painting Net Results was much noted at the time and was reproduced as a chromolithograph published by Louis Prang & Company.

REFERENCES: Williamson 9474a.

CONDITION: Good, spine cocked, bumped corners, minor wear at head and foot of spine, ink spot on lower cover; map good, a few minor breaks and separations at folds, minor browning at folds.

Item #6157

Price: $475.00

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