The Old Print Shop

James W. Abert

"Journal of Lieutenant J.W. Abert from Bent's Fort to St. Louis." Travel diaries by soldier engineer, published in 1846. Later edition: Expedition to the Southwest. An 1845 Reconnaissance of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma, 1999. Abert, artist and self-taught naturalist, illustrated this book from the drawings he kept while traveling.