The Journals and Letters of Sir Alexander Mackenzie

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Author: Mackenzie, Alexander (1764-1820)

Year: 1970

Publisher: Hakluyt Society

Place: Cambridge

Description:

viii+552 pages with frontispiece and 2 illustrations, 6 maps (4 folding), bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/2") bound in original publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and facsimile signature to cover. Edited by W. Kaye Lamb. Hakluyt Society Extra Series 41. First edition.

Mackenzie's 'general history' of the fur trade 'from Canada to the North-West' and his journal of his expedition from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific in 1793, reprinted from the 1801 edition, together with his unpublished journal of his expedition from Fort Chipewyan to the Arctic in 1789 and all his known letters or fragments of letters.

Sir Alexander Mackenzie (or MacKenzie, Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacCoinnich, 1764 � 12 March 1820) was a Scottish explorer. He is known for his overland crossing of what is now Canada to reach the Pacific Ocean in 1793. This was the first east to west crossing of North America north of Mexico and predated the Lewis and Clark expedition by 10 years.

Condition:

Front heal corner bumped else a near fine copy in a fine jacket.

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