• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 202

    CHARLEVOIX, Pierre François Xavier de (1682-1761). A Voyage to North-America. Dublin: John Exshaw, 1766

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    CHARLEVOIX, Pierre François Xavier de (1682-1761). A Voyage to North-America. Dublin: John Exshaw, 1766

    2 volumes, 8o (200 x 123 mm). Engraved frontispiece portraits (the second folding) of Outacite and a Delaware Indian, 8 engraved folding maps. (First portrait laid down, some light mostly marginal worming to F6-T2 in first volume.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, light wear to corners).
    FIRST IRISH EDITION comprising a translation of the third volume of Histoire et description generale de la Nouvelle France. Father Charlevoix was a missionary among the Indians of Canada and his accounts vividly relate the details of the tribes' habits, customs, and religious rites. Considered the best edition in English for its two portraits and eight engraved maps. Howes C-308; Sabin 12143. (2)


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