21 June 2005
FRÉMONT, John Charles (1813-1890). Report of an Exploration of the Country Lying Between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, on the Line of the Kansas and Great Platte Rivers. 27th Congress, 3rd Session. Senate Document 243. Washington, D.C.: By Order of the United States Senate, 1843.
8o (225 x 135 mm). Lithographed frontispiece, 5 plates and large folding map. Original printed wrappers; green cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION. "Fremont's first expedition to the Rockies was designed by his father-in-law, Sen. Thomas Hart Benton, to publicize the overland route to Oregon" (Wagner-Camp-Becker 95). Graff 1437; Howes F-371; Sabin 25843; Streeter V:3130; Wheat Mapping the Transmississippi West 464.
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