Item #22894 Account of Pedestrian Journeys in the Russian Possessions in America. L. A. Zagoskin.

Account of Pedestrian Journeys in the Russian Possessions in America

Hardcover. Very good. Bound typescript with no publication information given, but identified in OCLC as "a translation made by Antionette Hotovitzky in 1935 of the original Russian ed., St. Petersburg, 1847, omitting the Indian vocabularies in the originals." [vii] 422 pp, with text on rectos only, bound in green cloth. Numerous ink stamps of the Alaska Indian Service in Juneau on endpapers and edges, otherwise clean and sound. "Contains [an] introductory outline of Russian trade, administration, and exploratory work in Alaska before Zagoskin's visit, and of the latter's mission in 1842-44, to survey the Kvokhpak (Yukon) and Kuskokwin River regions, with a view to developing trade, establishing posts and routes....Zagoskin describes in detail the Russian trading posts; his arrangements for travel and food; topography of the Norton Sound region; and Eskimo inhabitants, their customs, trade with Russians, etc." (Arctic Bibliography 19779, 19781).

Item #22894

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