Across the Everglades A Canoe Journey of Exploration

By: Willoughby, Hugh L.

Price: $575.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


The Florida Everglades were a mystery to map makers as late as the 1890's. In 1898 Hugh L. Willoughby, the wealthy son of a banker, and who had never held a real job, set out in early January to explore the remote southern part of Florida; uncharted territory, at least to everyone but the Seminole Indians who fled there decades earlier rather than consent to the federal government's forced relocation to Indian Territory.


This account of this exploratory trip across the southern Everglades including descriptions of places, people and wildlife. Throughout the narrative, the author makes reference to the methods used by the Seminoles for travel, cooking, etc., as well as describes some of their recent history and his encounters with them during this trip.


While the book gives a great deal of technical information it is rich in adventure and sporting episodes of a novel sort.


Navy blue cloth with silver gilt titles and front decoration, top edge gilt. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with minor top gutter dampstain not affecting text through page 15. Map is intact without tears. Lower half minor toning. Numerous b/w period photographs taken by the author highlight the narrative. Folding map has age-toned lightly and is intact.


First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 7.5 inches tall; xii, 9-192 p. incl. front. plates (incl. ports.) maps (1 fold.) 1898. Includes 18 pages of Seminole vocabulary.


Ref: Harris, 1366; AAC, 215

Title: Across the Everglades A Canoe Journey of Exploration

Author Name: Willoughby, Hugh L.

Categories: 19th CENTURY: Literature and Works, A. TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY & EXPLORATION, 19th Century Travel and Exploration, Florida, Florida and the Caribbean,

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1898

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Seller ID: 011612

Keywords: Everglades, Florida, exploration; Seminole,