This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Meriwether Lewis, American explorer

Meriwether Lewis, American explorer

H412/0347

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), American explorer. Along with William Clark, he led an expedition to find a route leading to the Pacific coast of the USA. Starting from a camp near St Louis, the expedition travelled to the coast of what is now Oregon and returned along the same route. The journey lasted from May 1804 to September 1806, in which time they covered almost 13,000 kilometres. Lewis was appointed governor of the Louisiana Territory in 1807 as a reward for this undertaking. As well as jointly leading the expedition, he was the group's naturalist, and collected numerous plant and animal specimens. Lewis died in mysterious circumstances in 1809.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}