Lot 371

1892 Headwaters of the Mississippi by Glazier

Estimate: $250 - $500

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For your consideration is this rare 1892 copy of “Headwaters of the Mississippi” by Captain Willard Glazier (published by Rand McNally & Company, 1894). Captain Willard Glazier led an expedition in 1881 that discovered the "True Head" of the Mississippi. Previous efforts by others had failed or unknowingly fallen short. In 1832, another explorer had discovered Lake Itasca, thinking it was the source. Indian tribes in the area denied the assertion. Glazier discovered another lake lying to the south of Itasca at a higher elevation that fed into Lake Itasca. This lake now bears Glazier's name. The book is illustrated throughout with drawings, maps, and even the first photographs taken of the area by another on the expedition. The book is in very good condition and in its original gilt-blocked pictorial cloth over beveled boards. The book measurements are 7 1/2" x 5 1/2".