3 December 2007
HENNEPIN, Louis. Nouveau Voyage d'un Pais Plus Grande que L'Europe. Utrecht: [E. Voskuyl for] Antoine Schouten, 1698.
12o (144 x 80 mm). Title-page printed in red and black, with the two blanks often lacking. One engraved folding map and 4 engraved folding plates (plates with a few soft creases and short tears at edge). 18th-century calf, spine gilt (some light rubbing). Provenance: auction at Gothan, 1779 (18th-century note on rear pastedown).
FIRST EDITION. This edition of Hennepin's writings, a continuation of his Nouveau voyage of the previous year, comprises materials about La Salle taken from Chrétien Le Clercq's Etablissement de la foy dans la Nouvelle France (Paris, 1691) and the description of the Indians which had first appeared in Hennepin's own Description de la Louisiane (Paris, 1683). Alden & Landis 698/101; Arents Tobacco 432; Church 774n; Harrisse NF 177; Howes H-417; Sabin 31351; Streeter sale I:104; Streit II:2775.
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