6 December 2013
LAHONTAN, Louis Armand, Baron de (1666-1715). New Voyages to North-America. Containing An Account of the several Nations of that vast Continent... A Geographical Description of Canada... London: H. Bonwicke, T. Goodwin, W. Wotton, B. Tooke, 1703.
2 volumes in one, 8o (192 x 109 mm). Advertising leaf at end of vol. 2. 23 engraved plates (some folding), including frontispiece to vol. II; 2 engraved folding maps (a few with repaired tears crossing image, a few closely trimmed with slight loss along outer margin). Contemporary English panelled calf (rebacked preserving original spine).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. This English edition expands the French edition of the same year, adding a map of Newfoundland and correcting the engravings. The frontispiece to volume 2 is often lacking. Alden & Landis 703/86; Arents Tobacco 454; Field 852; Graff 2364; JCB (1) III:36; Lande 496; Pilling Algonquian pp.290-91; Sabin 38644; Staton & Tremaine/TPL 6357; Streeter sale I:107; Wheat Mapping the Transmississippi West I, pp.60-61.
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