PIKE, Zebulon Montgomery (1779-1813). Exploratory Travels through the Western Territories of North America. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1811.
4to (267 x 215 mm). 2 engraved maps (one folding). (Some light browning or offsetting, a few short marginal tears.) Contemporary half tan calf (some light wear, hinges starting). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, edited by Thomas Rees, of Pike's journey, the first government-endorsed exploration of the American Southwest. Pike received orders to explore the Arkansas and Red Rivers; it was on this expedition that he attempted to summit the peak later named for him.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,500