“THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AMERICAN NATURE WRITER BEFORE THOREAU AND A NATURE ARTIST WHO RIVALS AUDUBON”: RARE FIRST EDITION OF BARTRAM’S TRAVELS, 1791, VERY SCARCE IN CONTEMPORARY SHEEP
BARTRAM, William. Travels through North and South Carolina. Philadelphia, 1791.
First edition of Bartram’s classic work, a masterpiece that "would ensure him a permanent place in American natural history," containing frontispiece portrait of the chief of the Seminoles from a drawing by Bartram, engraved by James Trenchard, folding map of East Florida, and seven engraved botanical and zoological plates (one folding), very scarce in contemporary sheep. $9750.