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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    MARQUETTE, Jacques (1637-1675). Ontdekking Van eenige Landen en Volkeren, in 't Noorder-gedeelte Van America. Door P. Marquette en Joliet. Gedaan in het Jaar 1673. Leiden: Pieter Vander Aa, 1707.

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    MARQUETTE, Jacques (1637-1675). Ontdekking Van eenige Landen en Volkeren, in 't Noorder-gedeelte Van America. Door P. Marquette en Joliet. Gedaan in het Jaar 1673. Leiden: Pieter Vander Aa, 1707.

    8o (174 x 111 mm). Engraved folding map "Land en Wolk-ontdekking in't Noorder ge deelte van America, door P. Marquette en Joliet." (A5 with semi-circular loss at margin with loss of shoulder note, title reinforced along gutter.) 19th-century marbled wrappers (rebacked); blue quarter morocco slipcase.

    FIRST EDITION IN DUTCH, BY THE CO-DISCOVERER OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI, translating Marquette's Découverte de quelques pays et nations de l'Amerique septentrionale (Paris, 1681) in Thévenot's Recueil de voyages. Marquette first arrived at Quebec in September 1666 and traveled west with a flotilla in 1668, traveling as far as La Pointe on the southern shore of Lake Superior. The Indian wars in 1671 forced him to abandon his mission. He returned to the Sault and founded the mission of St. Ignace on the Straits of Mackinac, the first settlement in Michigan. At the end of 1672, he received instructions to accompany the expedition of Louis Jolliet in search of an overland route to the Mississippi River, after which (in 1673) he was left in charge of the mission on Green Bay. The map is reproduced in Tucker, Indian Villages of the Illinois Country, pl. 5. Vander Aa published this edition in parts and also issued them separately. Alden & Landis 707/102; Sabin 44666n; Streit III:1330.


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