Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska, Formerly Russian America - Now Ceded to the Unjited States - and in Various Oth
by Whymper, Frederick
Harper & Brothers,
First American edition, preceded by the English edition one year earlier. 353pp, 2 advts, illus, folding map. Original cloth with gilt decoration on front board. Spine faded, uneven fading on front board, minor loss of cloth top and bottom of spine, owner's name on title page, else good. Whymper joined a Russian-American overland expedition in Vancouver in 1865. He sketched and recorded his experiences in Sitka, St. Michael, Petropavlovsk, Anadyr River and on the Yukon. According to Ricks, "Whymper's account, and his artwork, constitute one of the more significant contributions to Alaska description of this period." Published the year the United States acquired the territory. Ricks Alaska Bibliography p255.
Book Id: 23932