CRAMER, Zadock. The Navigator, containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers...Pittsburgh: Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum, 1817.
The Navigator, containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers; with an ample account of these much admired waters, from the head of the former to the mouth of the latter.
8vo. (6 ½ x 4 in.; 16.5 x 10.1 cm.). 28 full-page woodcut maps; with "The Following Corrections" appearing at page 60 replacing the original. Modern half red morocco, gilt. Provenance: with the ink library stamp of the Free Public Library of New Bedford on the title-page, and on page 25.
"MOST WIDELY USED GUIDE TO WESTERN WATERS IN THE EARLY PERIOD" (Howes). Ninth edition, first published in 1802, with the first account of the Lewis and Clark expedition included in the edition of 1808 (the sixth edition). The "Advertisement" to the 1811 edition (the eighth) describes the Navigator as being "an useful and necessary guide to those who navigate or trade on the rivers of which it treats much pains have been taken to revise, correct and enlarge it throughout; to do this satisfactorily, we have had the assistance of several of the most eminent pilots and navigators, and the use of late manuscript journals of gentlemen of observation, to whom we present our compliments for their aid and politeness. At a very considerable expense, the maps of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers have been added; and we flatter ourselves with the hope that they will be found as useful to the navigator as they have been troublesome to us. the account of the Missouri and Columbia rivers, as traversed by Captains Lewis and Clark, under the directions of the president of the United States, though but a brief view of that interesting voyage, we hope will be found entertaining. It has been collected from the letters of Captain Clark and other publications since the return of the party". REFERENCES: Howes C-855; Sabin 17386. # 72lib349