PARKER, Samuel.

Journal of an exploring tour


Journal of an exploring tour
beyond the Rocky Mountains … performed in the years 1835, ’36, and ’37.
Ithaca, New York, Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff, 1838.

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Parker travelled with the annual American Fur Company party in order to determine possible future missionary work in the West. The book is notable for the map, based on personal observation, which was one of the earliest to circulate widely and to provide reliable information about the interior of Oregon Territory. The book includes a vocabulary of four Indian tongues.

After arriving at the Columbia River and exploring Oregon and Washington, Parker sailed for Hawaii, arriving at Honolulu in June 1836. He visits Waikiki amongst other places and includes brief paragraphs on the geology of Oahu and the Salt Lake at Moanalua (Forbes).


First edition. 8vo., 371 pp., large folding map, lithograph plate, original brown blind-stamped floral cloth, top section of spine renewed to match, joints and corners repaired, original blue paper label, light spotting, an excellent copy.


Field 1175; Forbes, Hawaii, 1120; Howes P89; Sabin 58729; Wagner-Camp 70:1.


Stock ID: 97200