JOUTEL, HENRI. Journal historique du Dernier Voyage que feu M. de la Sale fit dans le Golfe de Mexique, pour trouver l'embouchure, & le cours de la Riviere de Missicipi [sic]... qui traverse la Louisiane. Paris: Estienne Robinot, 1713. 12mo, contemporary mottled calf, smooth spine gilt in compartments, morocco lettering-piece, edges stained red, old repair to head of spine, now chipped, joints and extremities slightly rubbed, folding map creased, with edges frayed, very small tear at guard (not affecting image), and 8 small wormholes, wormhole through lower blank margin of text block, a few leaves a bit darkened. FIRST EDITION, folding engraved map by Joutel of the eastern half of the present-day United States, north to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence, and south to Central America and the northern coast of South America, embellished with a view of Niagara falls, ships, Indians, and fauna. Church 855; Sabin 36760; Howes J266 ("Most reliable eye-witness account of La Salle's two-years wanderings in Texas. The map, based on La Salle's Mississippi exploration, was the first accurate delineation of that river").
"Joutel accompanied the expedition and after La Salle's assassination he made his way across Texas to the Red River and thence to the Arkansas and up the Mississippi to Fort St. Louis. The map and the account are important documents of the East Texas region..."--Streeter sale, I:112 (English edition).