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    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 350

    HENNEPIN, Louis (1640-ca 1705). Nouvelle decouverte d'un tres grand pays situé dans l'Amerique, entre le Nouveau Mexique, et la Mer Glaciale. Utrecht: Guillaume Broedelet, 1697.

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    HENNEPIN, Louis (1640-ca 1705). Nouvelle decouverte d'un tres grand pays situé dans l'Amerique, entre le Nouveau Mexique, et la Mer Glaciale. Utrecht: Guillaume Broedelet, 1697.

    12° (149 x 84 mm). Additional engraved title (lower and fore-margins renewed), 2 large folding maps (the first with a few holes at fold affecting image, the second with tear crossing image) and 2 folding plates, with the 5 inserted leaves between quires N & O. (*3 with lower corner renewed with loss of several words, I1 with corner renewed.) 20th-century green morocco, edges gilt, by Zaehnsdorf for A.C. McClure (spine sunned, front joint renewed).

    FIRST EDITION of the latter part of this important account of Hennepin's travels in what is now the United States and Canada. "His work forms one of the most important volumes in the early history of North America. He lived for eleven years on this continent and penetrated farther into the then unknown interior than anyone before him. He was the discoverer and explorer of the upper reaches of the Mississippi and the first to describe Niagara Falls." (Lande). One of the two plates is THE FIRST ENGRAVED VIEW OF THE NIAGARA FALLS. Alden & Landis 697/90; Bell Jesuit Relations p.260; Church 762; Field 685; Lande 423; Sabin 31349; Staton & Tramaine/TPL 83; Streeter sale I:104.


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