1811 Lewis & Clark Expedition THE NAVIGATOR Ohio Mississippi River Travel Guide

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The Navigator” by Zadok Cramer is an exceptionally rare early-19th-century guidebook that offered detailed navigation instructions for the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. It includes 28 full-page woodcut maps and descriptions of the waterways, settlements, and towns along these rivers. The book also provides insights into the natural features and local inhabitants of these areas. Notably, this work also includes early information on the Lewis and Clark expedition, adding to its historical value. The guide was indispensable for travelers and traders of the time, contributing significantly to the development of commerce in the early United States.

 

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1811 Lewis & Clark Expedition THE NAVIGATOR Ohio Mississippi River Travel Guide

 

The Navigator” by Zadok Cramer is an exceptionally rare early-19th-century guidebook that offered detailed navigation instructions for the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. It includes 28 full-page woodcut maps and descriptions of the waterways, settlements, and towns along these rivers. The book also provides insights into the natural features and local inhabitants of these areas. Notably, this work also includes early information on the Lewis and Clark expedition, adding to its historical value. The guide was indispensable for travelers and traders of the time, contributing significantly to the development of commerce in the early United States.

 

Item number: #41642

Price: $2500

 

[CRAMER, Zadok]

 

The Navigator: Containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers; with an Ample Account of these Much Admired Waters, from the Head of the Former to the Mouth of the Latter; and a Concise Description of their Towns, Villages, Harbours, Settlements, etc. With Accurate Maps of the Ohio and Mississippi. To Which is Added, an Appendix, Containing an Account of Louisiana, and of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, as Discovered by the Voyage Under Captains Lewis and Clarke.

 

Pittsburgh: Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum, 1811.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • x, 11-295, [1]
      • 101-104 present but damaged
    • 28 full-page woodcut maps
  • Reference(s): Howes C-855; Sabin 17385; Streeter Sale 994
    • “…most widely used guide to Western waters in the early period, both before and after the application of steam in 1807.” (Howes)
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Thomas Shockley
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~7.25in X 4.5in (18cm x 11cm)
  • Exceedingly rare, valuable, and desirable with at least three auction records and price comparisons between $5,000-$7,000

 

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41642

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

[CRAMER, Zadok]

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete