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VOYAGE DE SAMUEL HEARNE, DU FORT DU PRINCE - Hearne, Samuel - 1799. [1276959]
[Paris, 1799. Two volumes. [2],lviii,373; 332,xxix,[2]pp., plus four folding plates and five folding maps. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Hinges rubbed, minor wear to binding. Internally clean. Small tear in one plate. A very good, handsome set. The first publication of Hearne's journal was in London in 1795. Ironically, it was published at the instigation of the French navigator, La Pérouse, who captured Fort Albany on Hudson Bay and discovered the manuscript. This French edition is certainly superior to the English in the execution of the maps and plates. The maps show Hudson Bay and Hearne's explorations to the northwest portion. Hearne was one of the first explorers to travel through the vast country to the west of Hudson Bay, in 1769 and 1770, and his work remained for a long time the chief source on that country. TPL 445 (1st ed). LANDE 1221. SABIN 31183.
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