5 April 2016
HENNEPIN, Louis. Nouveau Voyage d'un Pais plus grande que L'Europe. Utrecht: [E. Voskuyl for] Antoine Schouten, 1698.
12° (158 x 93 mm). Title-page printed in red and black. One engraved folding map and 4 engraved folding plates (map with a few small separations/repairs along fold just slightly affecting image, plates trimmed close and creased at edges). (Title with repaired tear in lower margin, a few scattered small stains.) Contemporary mottled calf, untrimmed (rebacked preserving original spine).
FIRST EDITION. This edition of Hennepin's writings is a continuation of his Nouveau voyage of the previous year, and comprises material about La Salle derived 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). One of the plates shows La Salle disembarking in Texas, another shows him being assassinated. 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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