Travels to the Westward of the Allegany Mountains, in the states of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, in the year 1802. Accounts relative to the present state of agriculture, and the natural production of those districts; together with particulars of the commercial relations which subsist between these States, and those to the eastward of the mountains, and of Lower Louisiana. Translated from the French.
London. Printed for Richard Phillips. 1805. 21cm, iv(5),96,32ppl., large folding map (some light foxing at the edge), nicely rebound in full brown cloth with leather label, very good to fine. (Cgc). Item #40684
Bound with the synopsis of : The Narrative of the Sufferings of Capt. David Woodward, and Four Seamen. London. 1804. Howes M579; Sabin 48706 (doesn't call for map); Thomson, "Biblio of Ohio" 821; Monaghan 1066; Clark11: 108. This travel narrative by the Frenchman who later make his name with his classic "American Silva". "The zest with which Michaux describes some of the wonders of the West in this brief and discursive journal is as pleasant as his intelligent discussion of economical facts, and puritan domesticity in the East. He gave his countrymen a correct and impressive idea of the products and promise of the great West, but more specifically of Ohio and Kentucky" (Thomson). There were three editions in 1805; this one was translated and condensed and appeared in vol.1 of Richard Phillips massive work, "Analyses of New Voyages and Travels" published in London in the early part of the 19th century.