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Carver, Jonathan 1710-1780

Works: 310 works in 949 publications in 4 languages and 10,204 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Diaries  Dictionaries  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Illustrator, Cartographer
Classifications: F597, 917.7041
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Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768 by Jonathan Carver( Book )
170 editions published between 1778 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,164 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."
Voyage dans les parties intérieures de l'Amérique Septentrionale, pendant les années 1766, 1767 & 1768 by Jonathan Carver( Book )
36 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in French and Undetermined and held by 190 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 )
4 editions published between 1778 and 1781 in English and held by 140 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 )
22 editions published between 1780 and 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 109 libraries worldwide
A Short history and description of Fort Niagara, with an account of its importance to Great Britain by Jonathan Carver( Book )
7 editions published between 1890 and 1975 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Travels in Wisconsin by Jonathan Carver( Book )
9 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Reize door de binnenlanden van Noord-Amerika by Jonathan Carver( Book )
11 editions published between 1796 and 1982 in Dutch and held by 66 libraries worldwide
The new universal traveller by Jonathan Carver( file )
8 editions published in 1779 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The journals of Jonathan Carver and related documents, 1766-1770 by Jonathan Carver( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The journals of Jonathan Carver and related documents, 1766-1770. Includes a description of a voyage, 1766-67 by J.S. Goddard, and Carver's Dakota dictionary
Three years travels through the interior parts of North-America by Jonathan Carver( file )
3 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Jonathan Carver's travels through America, 1766-1768 : an eighteenth-century explorer's account of uncharted America by Jonathan Carver( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
On September 3, 1766, Jonathan Carver, a fifty-six year old captain the Massachusetts Colonial Militia and a veteran of the French and Indian Wars, set off from Fort Michilimackinac (now Mackinac, Michigan) to explore the uncharted American wilderness. Working under orders from Major Robert Rogers, his mission was to "explore the interior and unknown Tracts of the Continent of America ... and make Observations, Surveys and Draughts thereof." During the three years that followed, Carver journeyed through more than five thousand miles of previously unexplored territory along the Great Lakes and across the Mississippi River, scrupulously recording all that he saw of the Native American cultures he encountered as well as the flora, fauna, climate and geography. First published in England in 1778, Jonathan Carver's account of his explorations, Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, was to become an international bestseller. It would go through several editions in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and be translated into French, German, Dutch, and Greek. Out of print for more than a hundred years, this influential work is once again available due to the efforts of historian Norman Gelb. Written in a charmingly unpretentious style, and illustrated with reproduction of the original map and copper plates appearing in the original 1778 edition, Carver's book offers a unique firsthand account of an American continent untouched by European influence. But above all, Carver's depictions of the Naudowessies, with whom he spent an entire winter and among whom he was to become an honorary chief, provides one of the first in-depth accounts of day-to-day life in a Native American culture. For his era, Carver was an extraordinarily unbiased and compassionate observer, and his observations of Native American society, beliefs, customs, and character (in comparison to which he found European civilization sorely wanting at times) did much to change the prevailing notion of Native Americans as "uncouthe savages." Jonathan Carver's Travels Through America, 1766-1768 is based on the original 1778 edition published in England, and features an extensive biographical introduction on the life and times of Jonathan Carver by Norman Gelb. This new edition of Carver's seminal work will be a treasured addition to the libraries of historians and general readers alike
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Alternative Names
Captain Carver 1710-1780
Carver 1710-1780 Capt
Carver 1710-1780 Captain
Carver, Capt., 1710-1780
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
Jonathan Carver explorador estadounidense
Jonathan Carver Jonathan Carver
Карвер, Джонатан
جوناثان كارفر جوناثان كارفر
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French (55)
German (21)
Dutch (11)
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