Sale 610 Lot 23

* PITTMAN, Philip. The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi; with A Geographical Description of that River Illustrated by Plans and Draughts. London: J. Nourse, 1770.

Text volume only, 4to (232 x 173 mm). (A few slight spots, trimmed occasionally affecting headline, some mostly marginal tears with occasional losses or occasionally touching letters, O2 adhered to lower cover). Stab-sewn into contemporary heavy-woven linen covers (some light wear, minor losses to spine ends). FIRST EDITION of Pittman's earliest account of the Mississippi settlements, including information about the French and Spanish settlements of Old Louisiana, West Florida, and the Illinois Country. Pittman, a military engineer, spent 5 years surveying the Mississippi River and exploring the west. Graff 3302; Howes P-396; Sabin 63103.

Estimate $600-800

Provenance: Richard Parker (signature on title).

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