Lot 80: Author: Wilkes, Charles Title: Western America, Including California and Oregon with Maps of Those Regions, and of "The Sacramento Valley" Place Published: Philadelphia Publisher: Lea & Blanchard Date Published: 1849 Description: , v-[x], 13-130 pp. With 3 folding maps. (8vo) 21.5x14 cm (8?x5?"), 20th century half morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. Important description of California and Oregon by the commander of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, which grew out of a request to prepare a map of the Valley of the Sacramento. Occasional very light foxing, bound without the original wrappers, very good or better, much cleaner than generally found. Provenance: Waverly auction, 3/2/00.
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