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Fremont, John Charles

Fremont, John Charles . A Report on an Exploration of the Country Lying Between The Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains on the Line of the Kansas and Great Platte Rivers. U.S. Senate, Washington (1843). Tinted lithographic frontispiece and five plates; large folding map with waterways hand-colored in blue; first issue; contains a single leaf, "Report from the Secretary of War."

Fremont, John Charles . Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-44. Blair and Rives Printers, Washington (1845). Coauthored by Jessie Benton Fremont; one large lithographic folding map by Charles Preuss with waterways hand-colored in blue; four lithographic maps, including two fold-outs, one of which is hand-tinted; 22 plates, 3 of them fold-out and hand tinted; printed by order of the U. S. House of Representatives; indexed; also contains the House of Representatives Appropriations bill for 1845 and the David Dale Owen report, "Geological Exploration of part of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois, made under Instructions from the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, In the Autumn of the Year 1839."

Fremont, John Charles . Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North Carolina in the Years 1843-44 . Wiley & Putnam, London (1846). Four lithographed plates by William Day & Louis Haghe, Lithographers to the Queen; large folded lithographed map, "Map of the Western and Middle Portions of North America," by Robert Greenhow; plates include "Hill of the Columnar Basalt on the Columbia River" and frontispiece plate, "The American Falls of Lewis and Clark"; British issue differs from the American release in that: it contains an introduction, it contains no advertisements, it is printed on higher quality paper, and lithographs are the work of Day and Hague, with an additional two plates not included in the American issue.

Fremont, John Charles. Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North Carolina in the Years 1843-44 . D. Appleton & Co., New York (1846). Reprinting from the Senate report; without plates or maps.

Fremont, John Charles. Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North Carolina in the Years 1843-44 . Hall & Dickson and A.S. Barnes, Syracuse & New York (1847). Large lithographic folding map of "Oregon, California, New Mexico, N.W. Texas, & the proposed Territory of Ne-Bras-Ka", which includes a depiction of the final Oregon boundary, by Rufus Sage (in facsimile); 2 wood-engraved plates; 4-page publishers catalogue; abridged edition.

Fremont, John Charles. Geographical Memoir Upon Upper California, In Illustration Of His Map Of Oregon and California, By.Addressed To The Senate Of The United States . Wendell & Van Benthuysen, Washington (1848). Large folding map by Charles Preuss.

Fremont, John Charles. Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont and the other Authorities. E. Weber & Co., Baltimore (1848). Large-scale folding map by Charles Preuss under the order of the Senate of the United States; lithographed by E. Weber & Company; depicts California and Oregon, with the California section of the map based after Frmonts survey of the western United States from 1845, adding the phrase El Dorado or Gold Region along the Rio d.l. Plumas (Feather River) and R.d.l.Americanos (American River); updated with official boundaries of both the Oregon Territory, and the border with Mexico, as delineated in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo; lists Native American tribes of the American west; Mexican, Oregon Territory and British Possession borders hand-colored in green, the Pacific and some lakes in blue, most rivers in red, all within a yellow border; northern and southern borders, border between Oregon and California, eastern boundary of the Rocky Mountains, the South Pass and Sierra Madre all outlined in green; elevation profile of the route from the South Pass to San Francisco at the top of the map; depicts the Mormon Zion settlement but incorrectly places it at the northern shore of Utah Lake;Fremont: "The map has been constructed expressly to exhibit the two countries of Oregon and the Alta California together. It is believed to be the most correct that has appeared of either of them; and it is certainly the only one that shows the structure and configuration of the interior of Upper California."

Fremont, John Charles. Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842. Geo. H. Derby & Co., Buffalo (1849). Uniform Title: Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842.

Fremont, John Charles. Notes of travel in California; comprising the prominent geographical, agricultural, geological, and mineralogical features of the country; also, the route to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte and Gila rivers: from the official reports of Col. Fremont and Maj. Emory. James MGlashan, Dublin (1849). Contains: Geographical Memoir Upon Upper California by Fremont and A Military Tour by William H. Emory; notes on Emory's report by Lieutenant J.W. Abert contained in appendix; advertisements.

Fremont, John Charles. Notes of Travel in California; Comprising the Prominent Geographical, Agricultural, Geological, Mineralogical Features of the Country; Also, the Route from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers. Appleton, New York and Philadelphia (1849). Contains reprints of: Geographical Memoir upon Upper California (1848) by John Fremont, Notes of a Military Reconnoissance (1848) by William H. Emory, including the notes of Lieutenant J.W. Aberts, and Narrative of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-44 (1845) by Fremont; large folding map titled "Map of the United States, Mexico, &c. Showing the Various Land and Water Routes from the Atlantic Cities to California"; smaller woodcut map of the California gold region, with names of mining districts; 4 pages of advertisements.

Buchanan, James. California and New Mexico, Message from the President of the United States transmitting Information in answer to a resolution of the House of the 31st of December 1849 on the subject: 31st Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 17, February 6, 1850 . House of Representatives, Washington (1850). Message from: President James Buchanan, Secretary of State John M. Clayton, Secretary of the Treasury W. M. Meredith, J. C. Fremont, and Postmaster General C. Johnson; fold-out maps.

Fremont, John Charles. Infidelity and Abolitionism: an Open Letter to the Friends of Religion, Morality, and the American Union. No place of publication given (1856). Pamphlet.

Smucker, Samuel M.. The Life of Col. John Charles Fremont, and His Narrative of Explorations and Adventures, in Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon and California . Miller, Orton & Mulligan, New York (1856). Four leaves of plates.

Fremont, John Charles. Memoirs of My Life. Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago and New York (1887). Full title: Memoirs Of My Life by John Charles Fremont Including In The Narrative Five Journeys Of Western Exploration, During The Years 1842, 1843-4, 1845-6-6, 1848-9, 1853-4. Together With A Sketch Of The Life Of Senator Benton On ConnectionWith Western Exploration By Jessie Benton Fremont A Restrospect Of Fifty Years; with illustrations, including frontispiece; linen-backed map in rear, also includes bound-in fold-out maps.

Wollaston, William. The Religion of Nature Delineated. S. Palmer, London (1725). Typeset by Benjamin Franklin; engraving on title page; two headpeice illustrations; historiated initial.