1844 Marsh - Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the Indian Tribes...[independent Texas]
SOLD: 1844 account of American Indian tribes with two notable maps, one with independent Texas
Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania: with a Brief Narrative of their Labours for the Civilization and Christian Instruction of the Indians, from the Time of their Settlement in America, to the year 1843
Religious Society of Friends towards the Indian Tribes, Edward Marsh
(8vo) 22x13.5 cm (8¾ x 5½ in)
Some hand coloring
Complete book with two hand-colored lithographed maps, drawn by Jim Bowden and lithographed by H. Clark:
1. A Map of North America, Denoting the Boundaries of the Yearly Meetings of Friends and the Locations of the Various Indian Tribes (46x43 cm; 21 x 18.5 in). This map shows, among other features, a large, independent Texas extending west to the Rio Grande, and a narrow strip north as far as the Oregon border.
2. Aboriginal America, East of the Mississippi (16 x11 cm; 6.3 x 4.3 in). This map shows the United States to the Mississippi River. It names the known tribes and locations with a color key at right that names the Algonquin, Dahcota, Huron - Iroquois, Catawba, Cherokee, Uchee, Natchez, and Mobilian Indians."
The book was produced for the Aborigines' Committee of the Meetings of Sufferings in London, 1844. The Quakers held these meetings every year, in which they focused on the wrongs suffered by aboriginal peoples all over the world.
First Edition. Original cloth, re-backed with original gilt-lettered spine strip laid on.
Light wear to binding with some bumps to bottom edge and corners; hinges reinforced, scattered foxing, light foxing to foldout map, maps otherwise in nice condition with no tears or chips; very good.
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