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

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 339

    JESUIT RELATIONS -- QUEN, Jean de (1603-1659). Relation de ce qui s'est passe en la mission des Peres de la Compagnie de Jesus, au pays de la Nouvelle France, es annees 1655. & 1656. Envoyee au R.P. Louys cellot, Provincial de la Compagnie de Jesus, en la Province de France. Paris: Sebastien Cramoisy and Gabriel Cramoisy, 1657.

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    JESUIT RELATIONS -- QUEN, Jean de (1603-1659). Relation de ce qui s'est passe en la mission des Peres de la Compagnie de Jesus, au pays de la Nouvelle France, es annees 1655. & 1656. Envoyee au R.P. Louys cellot, Provincial de la Compagnie de Jesus, en la Province de France. Paris: Sebastien Cramoisy and Gabriel Cramoisy, 1657.

    8° (197 x 128 mm). (A few old marginal repairs to title.) Modern vellum over boards, uncut.

    FIRST EDITION. “The Jesuit Relations, ... sent in from Canada, ... comprise the Cramoisy series, as published annually by Sebastian Cramoisy in Paris. Just how many make up this series is probably not known” (Cox I, p. 29). “The relation of 1655 and 1656 was written by Father Jean de Quen in the absence of the Superior, Le Mercier, at the recently established mission at Onontague (the present Onondaga, New York). The visits of the missionary priests Simon Le Moyne, Joseph Chaumont, and Claude Dablon to the Mohawks are described. Other topics of special interest are the war of the Iroquois on the Cat Tribe (the Eries), and the mortal wounding of Father Leonard Garreau in an attack by an Iroquois war party on a canoe party of Hurons seeking safety in the French settlements” (Bell). McCoy 97 cites another issue with the imprint date “M. DC. IVIL.”


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