Transactions of the American Ethnological Society

NY: Bartlett & Welford, 1848. This is the second issue of Albert Gallatin important map that appeared in the Transactions of the American Ethnological Society, Volume II. (See Wheat 417 for a lengthy discussion of the significance of the first issue.) Several Indian tribes have been added, most notably in the southwest and Pacific northwest. Two - Pawnees and Arapahos - are printed by a stamp of some sort rather than in type. Topography has been revised with mountains indicated with hachures and the "Great Basin titled the Great Interior Basin or California Desert" rather than the "Great Sandy Desert" as in the first issue. The map is accompanied by the full volume of the Transactions of the American Ethnological Society, Volume II, (NY: 1848. clxxxviii, 298, 151pp, 7 maps [five folding, including the Gallatin], rebacked and tight) which rates a separate comment. The volume includes several interesting articles, the most important being Hale's Indians of North-west America with a lengthy introduction by Gallatin. The maps include an ethnographic map of Oregon derived from the American Exploring Expedition, and another titled Map of the Rio Grande and Rio Gila, Compiled from the Surveys of Col. Emory and Lieut. Abert, And from the Early Spanish Authorities by E. G. Squier. Gallatin's Introduction provides a fascinating discussion of recent knowledge on western geography. Having this context greatly compliments the map. Item #22119

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