With Four Excellent Engraved Plates

    Eugene Duflot de Mofras. Exploration du Territoire de l'Oregon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille, Executee Pendant les Annees 1840, 1841 et 1842. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1844.

    Two quarto volumes. 252-521; 250-514 pages. This set includes only Part 2 of Volume I, and Part 2 of Volume II. Index. List of plates. Present are four exceptional plates. "Ranchero Californien Jetant le Lazo," "Isba Manson des Colonies de L'Amerique Russe," "Témascal, Bain des Indiens," and "Sculptures Indiennes."

    Contemporary half morocco over blue cloth embossed boards. Gilt-stamped designs and lettering to the spines. Marbled edges. Very good.

    Duflot de Mofras was a French diplomat who was sent to the Pacific Coast in 1839 in hopes of bringing French commerce to the region. "One of the great books on the West Coast" (Graff).

    Graff 1169. Howes D542. Sabin 21144.

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