Item #7283 Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw, from Potosi, or Mine à Burton, in Missouri Territory, in a South-West Direction, Toward the Rocky Mountains; Performed in the Years 1818 and 1819. Henry R. Schoolcraft.
Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw, from Potosi, or Mine à Burton, in Missouri Territory, in a South-West Direction, Toward the Rocky Mountains; Performed in the Years 1818 and 1819.
Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw, from Potosi, or Mine à Burton, in Missouri Territory, in a South-West Direction, Toward the Rocky Mountains; Performed in the Years 1818 and 1819.

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Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw, from Potosi, or Mine à Burton, in Missouri Territory, in a South-West Direction, Toward the Rocky Mountains; Performed in the Years 1818 and 1819.

London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1821. Hardcover. 8vo (9” x 6”), later half red morocco, marbled paper. Untrimmed. Folding map (12” x 14”), [3], 4-102 pp. Bookplate of “H. O. Havemeyer Jr.” at pastedown. CONDITION: Very good, moderately rubbed, contents clean; map with 4” separation at one fold, 1.5” separation at another, 3” split along plate mark, a few other small separations and one small hole at fold, tear a bottom of map stub mended with document repair tape.

"Schoolcraft and one companion named Levi Pettibone left Potosi (in the lead-mining region of southeastern Missouri) on November 6, 1818, and returned on February 9, 1819, having traveled an estimated nine hundred miles. The settlers that Schoolcraft and Pettibone encountered were just beginning to build cabins and plant crops..." (Wagner-Camp).

The map, published Jan. 15th, 1821, is entitled “Countries Bordering on the Mississippi and Missouri” and extends from Michigan Territory and the Northwest Territory in the north to northern Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana in the south, and from Ohio, western Virginia and North Carolina in the east to Missouri Territory in the west. The region west of the Mississippi includes the Arkansaw District, Lawrence District, Cape Girardeau District, Howard District, the Haywa and Haytones Wandering Grounds, and a portion of “Pike’s Route Outward.”

Industrialist and “Sugar King” H. O. Havemeyer, Jr., an early collector of French Impressionist art with his wife Louisine, formed the Havemeyer collection now owned by the Metropolitan Museum Art. His bookplate bears the credit of “J. W. Spenceley, Boston. 1905.”

“This constituted a part of [Schoolcraft’s] A View of the Lead Mines of Missouri, but was not included in that work as published” (Howes). 

REFERENCES: Sabin 77858; Howes S185; Eberstadt 105:275 and 137:751; Wagner-Camp 21.

Item #7283

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