Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska, Formerly Russian America, Now Ceded to the United States - and in Various Other Parts of the North Pacific.

Whymper, Frederick

Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers., New York, New York, 1869
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Title: Travel and Adventure in the Territory of ...

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers., New York, New York

Publication Date: 1869

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Edition: First American Edition


353 pages; folding map, illustrations; appendix, 2 page ads of books from Harper & Brothers; bound in green cloth with gilt illustrations on the cover, gilt lettering on the spine. Shaken with some cracking on the front inside hinge. Map has missing chips along the edge and several tears. Whymper was associated with the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, he served as its' artist, that was to cross through Alaska setting up a line of communication with the Far East. This account contains material relating to his activities along the coast in British Columbia; Vancouver Island explorations; visit to the capital of Alaska, Sitka; several voyages in the North Pacific during 1865-66; activities in Kamchatka and the eastern part of Siberia; Norton Sound and the sledge-journey to the Yukon River with the expeditions ascent and decent of the Yukon with an excellent account of Fort Yukon; telegraph explorations in Asia; with the final three chapters dealing with California. Important work dealing with Russian America, Alaska, with a great deal of information about the Russian colony just before its sale to the United States in 1867. Bookseller Inventory # 10644

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