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ID Number: 144
Mackenzie's Voyages
Mackenzie, Alexander
1801
$4500.
This first edition volume of Mackenzie's first crossing of the North American continent is one of the most important accounts in the history of western exploration. The first section is 132 pages of a history of the North American fur trade. The next section is 411 pages and is an account of his epic multi-year journeys across Canada to the Arctic and Pacific. The book is rebound in rich maroon calfskin leather with gold embossed lettering and raised bands on spine. The maps have been disbound and are in individual mylar sleeves. The frontispiece is an attractive portrait of Mackenzie. ***** Map #1 is A Map of America… exhibiting Mackenzie's Track. It measures 17.25 x 30.25. The routes are outlined in colors. Map # 2 is A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the North Sea in 1789. It measures 23.25 x 21.5. Map # 3 is A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1793. It measures 21.75 x 23.5.

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Across the Continent
Bowles, Samuel
1865
$195.
Samuel Bowles wrote this book about a trip he made across the country with Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax. The book is 452 pages including supplementary information. The Overland Stage route is prominently featured. The map is an excellent depiction of the west with borders nearly what they are today, with the exception of Dakota Territory, which includes Wyoming.

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ID Number: 150
Nelson's Guides
Nelson's Guides
1871
$975.
These are the earliest guides for the transcontinental railroad that I have seen. It is unusual to find either one outside a museum, and a fairly well matched set like this is quite rare. The archival custom box is beautifully done in colors that match the guides and has images of both guides on the front cover. *** The UPRR guide covers the route from Omaha to Ogden. It has 45 pages of text and 12 chromo-lithograph views. *** The CPRR guide covers the route from Ogden to San Francisco with 11 views, including a beautiful miniature birds-eye of San Francisco. Both guides have a map of the entire U.S.

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