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Carver, Jonathan 1710-1780

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Works: 278 works in 1,013 publications in 4 languages and 10,524 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Dictionaries  Diaries  Sources  Biography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Illustrator, Cartographer
Classifications: F597, 917.704
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Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768 by Jonathan Carver( Book )

197 editions published between 1778 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second edition published in Dublin followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a continental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the west (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage and serves as a continental divide. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps. Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution and stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. The book proved and remained immensely popular. The profits did not come soon enough for him, however. He died in poverty on January 31, 1780 in London. In the 20th century, the reliability of Carver's narrative has been debated by scholars; examination of Carver's manuscript journal establishes that it differs in important respects from the published version. More recent research points to the conclusion that while Carver actually made the tour he describes, he suppressed the fact that he performed it as a hired agent of Royal Governor Major Robert Rogers, rather than on his own responsibility. E.G. Bourne, in a 1906 essay published in the American Historical Review, summarized his view of Carver's book: "Scholars are in general agreement that much of the work in this volume is an abridgement or adaptation of historical writings by Charlevoix, Adair, and La Hontan. Entire chapters read as near verbatim text from one or more of these other authors."
A treatise on the culture of the tobacco plant; with the manner in which it is usually cured. Adapted to northern climates, and designed for the use of the landholders of Great Britain by Jonathan Carver( )

30 editions published between 1779 and 1978 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Capts. Lewis and Clarke from St. Louis, by way of the Missouri and Columbia rivers, to the Pacific ocean; performed in the years 1804, 1805 & 1806, by order of the government of the United States. Containing delineations of the manners, customs, religion, &c. of the Indians( Book )

11 editions published in 1809 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spurious account. Howes calls this the "counterfeit" edition, while Sabin states it contains material not published in any other edition. It is made up of material taken principally from three sources: (a) Message from the President of the United States communicating discoveries made in exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita, by Captains Lewis and Clark, Doctor Sibley, and Mr. Dunbar, Washington, 1806; (b) Jonathan Carver's Travels through the interior part of North America ... in the years 1766-1767 and 1768; (c) Alexander Mackenzie's Voyage from Montreal ... through the continent of North America in the years 1789-1793
Reize door de binnenlanden van Noord-Amerika by Jonathan Carver( )

22 editions published between 1784 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in Wisconsin by Jonathan Carver( )

9 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through the interior parts of North America : in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768 ; illustrated with copper plates, coloured by Jonathan Carver( Book )

2 editions published in 1781 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Carvers Reisen durch die innern Gegenden von Nord-Amerika in den Jahren 1766, 1767 und 1768 : mit einer Landkarte : aus dem Englischen by Jonathan Carver( Book )

23 editions published between 1780 and 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aventures de Carver chez les sauvages de l'Amérique septentrionale by Jonathan Carver( Book )

17 editions published between 1845 and 1870 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1798 by Jonathan Carver( Book )

4 editions published between 1779 and 1780 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history and description of Fort Niagara, with an account of its importance to Great Britain by Jonathan Carver( Book )

6 editions published between 1890 and 1975 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Short history and description of Fort Niagara, with an account of its importance to Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carver's travels in Wisconsin : from the third London edition by Jonathan Carver( Book )

8 editions published between 1838 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Captain Carver 1710-1780

Carver

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Carver, Captain, 1710-1780

Carver, J. 1710-1780

Carver, Johann 1710-1780

Carver, John 1710-1780

Carver, Jonatan 1710-1780

English prisoner

Jonathan Carver amerikanisch-britischer Entdecker

Jonathan Carver Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1710-1780)

Jonathan Carver esploratore statunitense

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Jonathan Carver Jonathan Carver

Карвер, Джонатан

جوناثان كارفر جوناثان كارفر

Languages
English (563)

French (59)

German (22)

Dutch (17)

Covers
Jonathan Carver's travels through America, 1766-1768 : an eighteenth-century explorer's account of uncharted America