WARRE, After Sir Henry James (1819-1898)
Cape Disappointment [at the Mouth of the Columbia River]
[London]: [Dickinson & Co.], . Lithograph printed in colors, with additional hand-coloring and touches of gum arabic. Published in "Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory." Sheet size: 9 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches.
Rare early view of the Columbia River in Washington.
Sir Henry James Warre was an English army officer who was assigned to Canada, where he examined and reported on river communications between Montreal and the Red River settlements in the Oregon Territory, and points beyond. He left Montreal in May 1845 and returned there in July of the following year. Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory, which also included a map and a narrative, Sketch of the Journey, was the product of this expedition.
Abbey 656; Sabin 101455; Tooley (1954) number 500; c.f. Stokes, 1846-F-76 and 1846-F-78.