Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Allen, Paul; Biddle, Nicholas; Clark, William; Lewis, Meriwether
Date:
1814
Short Title:
Falls and Portage.
Publisher:
Bradford and Inskeep
Philadelphia
Type:
Book Map
Obj Height cm:
18
Obj Width cm:
11
Scale 1:
133,000
Note:
Uncolored map showing the falls along the upper Missouri along with the portage route (17 miles) used by the Corps of Discovery.
Reference:
Howes L317; Sabin 40828; WC 13; Wheat 316.
State/Province:
U.S. West
Full Title:
The Falls and Portage.
List No:
3493.003
Series No:
4
Publication Author:
Allen, Paul; Biddle, Nicholas; Clark, William; Lewis, Meriwether
Pub Date:
1814
Pub Title:
History Of The Expedition Under The Command Of Captains Lewis And Clark, To The Sources Of The Missouri, Thence Across The Rocky Mountains And Down The River Columbia To The Pacific Ocean. Performed During The Years 1804-5-6. By order of the Government Of The United States. Prepared For The Press By Paul Allen, Esquire. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. Philadelphia: Published By Bradford And Inskeep, New York. J. Maxwell, Printer. 1814 ... Vol. II.
Pub Reference:
Howes L317; Sabin 40828; WC 13; Wheat 316.
Pub Note:
1st edition. Notwithstanding the title, Nicholas Biddle completed the text after Lewis's suicide. The map and the written account of the expedition changed American mapping of the northwest by giving the first accurate depiction of the relationship of the sources of the Missouri, the sources of the Columbia, and the Rocky Mountains. The map was copied by Samuel Lewis from William Clark's original drawing, and was engraved by Samuel Harrison. The title of the map is "A Map of Lewis and Clark's Track, Across the Western Portion of North America From the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean ..." Maps are without color. In 2 volumes newly bound in full leather with the title "Lewis & Clark's Expedition ..." stamped in gilt on the spine.
Pub List No:
3493.000
Pub Type:
Exploration Book
Pub Maps:
6
Pub Height cm:
23
Pub Width cm:
14
Image No:
3493003
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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The Falls and Portage.