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Title Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory
Author Warre, Henry J.
Date 1848
Document Type Rare Book; Painting; Map
Region Oregon; Canada; Pacific Northwest
Places Rocky Mountains, Puget Sound, Fort Vancouver, Mount Baker, Fort George, Columbia River, Willamette River, Mount Hood
Keywords military reconnaissance, exploration, hunting, buffalo, Native Americans, overland trail
Theme Borderlands; Native Americans
Publisher Dickinson & Co.
Place of Publication London
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Made, in 1845, when war between England and the United States over the Oregon boundary seemed imminent, this trip by Capt. Warre across the northern Rockies to Puget Sound must have had some military purpose. However, any report of that nature became waste-paper on his return to London, as an amicable adjustment had then been made; but a better fate attended the views he had painted and were here magnificently reproduced; they remain the only western color plates comparable in beauty to those by Bodmer accompanying Maximilian's 'Travels'. Published at London in 1848."

From the Newberry Library catalogue; "Sketch of the journey across the continent of North America from Canada to the Oregon Territory and the Pacific Ocean -- [Plates] Fort Carry -- Falls of the Kamanis Taquoih River -- Buffalo hunting on the W. prairies -- Forcing a passage through the burning prairie -- Distant view of the Rocky Mountains -- The Rocky Mountains -- Source of the Columbia River -- Fort Vancouver -- Indian tomb -- Mount Baker -- Cape Disappointment -- Valley of the Willamette River -- The American Village -- Fort George, formerly Astoria -- McGillivray or Kootoonai River -- Les Dalles. Columbia River -- Mount Hood from Les Dalles -- Mount Hood -- Fall of the Peloos River -- The Rocky Mountains from the Columbia River looking N.W."

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 4543
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue