6 December 2013
HENNEPIN, Louis. A New Discovery of a vast Country in America, Extending above Four Thousand Miles, between New France and New Mexico. With a Description of the Great Lakes, Cataracts, Rivers, Plants, and Animals. London: Printed for M. Bentley, J. Tonson, H. Bonwick, T. Goodwin, and S. Manship, 1698.
2 volumes in one, 8o (192 x 114 mm). 2 engraved folding maps, engraved title and 6 engraved folding plates (folding maps darkened and with small holds at central fold affecting a few letters and image). Modern panelled calf antique.
Second English edition, considered typographically superior to the first. Two editions appeared in 1698, this the so-called "Tonson" edition (with the first line of the printers on the title-page ending in "Tonson") and with the alterations of the page numbers on the plates. This work includes A continuation of the New Discovery... with separate title-page. A fine, fresh copy. Alden & Landis 698/100; Church 773; Howes H-416; Graff 1862; Sabin 31370; Vail 278; Wing H-1451.
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