A Topographical Description of the State of Ohio, Indiana Territory, and Louisiana: Comprehending the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and Their Principal ... Nation, on the Waters of the Missouri River

A Topographical Description of the State of Ohio, Indiana Territory, and Louisiana: Comprehending the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and Their Principal ... Nation, on the Waters of the Missouri River

Cutler, Jervis

Charles Williams, 1812


Bound in 3/4 morocco over marbled boards. Bound by Bradstreet. Front board hinge split, reattached. Gilt ruled.  v, [2], 8-219 pp.,  5 leaves of plates.  Early signature of Benjamin Winslow, 1818.  Refs: Howes C-984; Sabin 18170; Streeter Sale 1775; S&S 25204; Wagner-Camp 10; Graff 963; U.S.IANA C984; Field 395. 

First edition of "one of the most important of western narratives and the earliest authentic relation of a captivity among the Sioux" (Eberstadt). One of the best early descriptions of the Trans Mississippi West, and featuring a woodcut view of Cincinnati from the Ohio River that Howes determined was "the earliest view" of the river city. The other plates include the "Cabree, or Missouri Antelope", the Rocky Mountain sheep, and male and female members of the Flathead Indians. Cutler was an army officer and while the travels described herein are his, the Indian captivity is the account of fur trapper Charles Le Raye.

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