• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    HENNEPIN, Louis. Description de la Louisiane, nouvellement decouverte au sud oüest de la Nouvelle France. Paris: Amable Auroy, 1688.

    Price Realised  

    HENNEPIN, Louis. Description de la Louisiane, nouvellement decouverte au sud oüest de la Nouvelle France. Paris: Amable Auroy, 1688.

    2 parts in one, 12o (156 x 84 mm). Engraved folding map from the 1687 Dutch edition "Kaart van Nieuw Vrankyrk en van Louisania" (178 x 280 mm) (cropped along right margin with loss of some text and border, a few areas reinforced on verso). Modern green morocco in period style.

    Second edition in French, a near exact reproduction of the 1683 edition with some slight changes in wording and typographical errors proving it is a reprint. The work was also reissued in 1684 using sheets of the 1683 edition slightly altered in two issues. The 1688 French edition was issued with a map; the present copy includes a Dutch edition of the map from 1687. RARE: according to American Book Prices Current, only one copy of the 1688 French edition has appeared at auction in the last thirty years: Oinonen, 22 September 1987, lot 90. Alden & Landis 688/121; Harrisse NF 160; Howes H-415; Sabin 31348; Streit II:2737.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766