BARTRAM, WILLIAM. 1739-1823. Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws....  London: Re-printed for J. Johnson, 1792.

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BARTRAM, WILLIAM. 1739-1823.
Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws.... London: Re-printed for J. Johnson, 1792.

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BARTRAM, WILLIAM. 1739-1823.
Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws.... London: Re-printed for J. Johnson, 1792.
8vo (210 x 216 mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Seminole Chief Mico Chlucco, folding map, 7 engraved plates (1 folding). Rebacked retaining contemporary marbled sheep, with armorial decoration on upper cover. Ink markings on front paste-down, scattered browning and foxing.
Provenance: Holland House, London (bookplate and armorial vignette on cover).

FIRST BRITISH EDITION, A CLASSIC OF SOUTHERN FRONTIER LITERATURE. "Unequaled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" (Sabin). Written by the naturalist William Bartram, this work details plant and animal life as well as frontier and Indian cultures. Its lyrical style proved influential to writers such as Samuel Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. "Bartram wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world ... he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" (Field). Clark Old South I 197; Field 94-96; Howes B223; Pilling Iroquoian p 10; Pilling Muskhogean pp 6-7; Sabin 3870.
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BARTRAM, WILLIAM. 1739-1823. Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws....  London: Re-printed for J. Johnson, 1792.
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