A topographical description of the western territory of North America containing a succinct account of its soil, climate, natural history, population, agriculture, manners, and customs, with an ample description of the several divisions into which that country is partitioned : to which are added, The discovery, settlement, and present state of Kentucky, and an essay towards the topography, and natural history of that important country by John Filson, to which is added, I. the adventures of Col. Daniel Boon ... II. The minutes of the Piankashaw Council ... III. an account of the Indian nations ... by Gilbert Imlay

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Subjects:

  • Public lands -- United States,
  • Indians of North America -- Northwest, Old,
  • Indians of North America -- Southern States,
  • Mississippi River Valley -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800,
  • Ohio River Valley -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800,
  • Mississippi River Valley -- History -- To 1898,
  • Genesee River Region (Pa. and N.Y.),
  • Kentucky -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800

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Statementby George [i.e. Gilbert] Imlay ; illustrated with correct maps of the western territory of North America, of the state of Kentucky ... and a plan of the rapids of the Ohio
SeriesSelected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 34355
ContributionsFilson, John, ca. 1747-1788.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF352 .I325
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 433, [20] p., [1] fold. leaf, [3] fold. leaves of plates :
Number of Pages433
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16713008M
LC Control Number03020344

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