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        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]. redigé. par Monsieur De Michel

      Paris: Estienne Robinot, 1713. 12mo., (6 4/8 x 3 6/8 inches). Large folding engraved map of the eastern seaboard, Caribbean, and Central America (creased, one or two small holes, and unevenly browned), woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary French mottled calf, smooth spine in seven gilt decorated compartments (a bit scuffed at the head of the spine, front hinge just starting). First edition of the most accurate account of La Salle's last expedition and of his death at the hands of his own men, prepared from Joutel's manuscript journals by one Jean de Michel, who had been assigned the task of putting Joutel's account in order by the bookseller Estienne Robinot, commissioned by Joutel (after 15 years of hesitation) to publish the journals, in order to refute the many errors in H. de Tonti's "Dernieres decouvertes dans l'Amerique Septentrionale de M. de la Sale" (1697). A veteran of the French army, Joutel had joined La Salle as his aide in 1684, inspired by the explorer's plan to found a colony at the as yet undiscovered mouth of the Mississippi. Royal approval of the project, whose real motivation was to establish a French foothold close to Spanish territory, was granted in 1684, and the expedition of four ships set sail. Waylaid by storms and Spanish corsairs, the vessels overshot the Mississippi and landed on the coast of Texas at Matagorda Bay, where a colony was founded. La Salle made several attempts to find the Mississippi, during which expeditions Joutel was often left in charge of mutinous camps of colonists. When promised reinforcements failed to appear, La Salle determined to abandon the colony for an all-out attempt to find the mouth of the great river, on which he planned to return northwards to Canada, but his men, alienated by his haughtiness and apparent lack of sympathy for their hardships, revolted. In March 1687 a group of them murdered him on the shore of the Trinity River. Joutel was absent at the time, and upon his return expected to meet the same fate, but he was spared and managed to escape. The arduous journey of his small band to the Arkansas River, up the Mississippi, and eventually up to Quebec, occupies the final portion of his narrative. The map, the first to show the results of La Salle's journeys, depicts with impressive accuracy the east coast of North America, with the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana, and an accurate delineation of the course of the Mississippi. It is decorated with a fine vignette of Niagara Falls. The text of this edition Michel reduced the narrative by half and considerably altered the text, provoking bitter complaints from the author. Nonetheless, "for fullness of detail and exactness of statement [Joutel's] is the best description of La Salle's last expedition, while his journey from Texas to Quebec as an exploit has seldom been surpassed" (Dictionary of American Biography). Subsequent editions and translations of Joutel's account were based on Michel's abridgement, with the exception of a single appearance in print, in Pierre Margry's 1878 six-volume compilation of the "Découvertes et établissements des Français dans l'ouest et dans le sud de l'Amérique septentrionale". Howes J266; Church 855; Graff 2251; Jenkins Basic Texas Books 114; Wagner Spanish Southwest 79; Sabin 36760. Alden & Landis 713/103.. Book.

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        Où aprés avoir établi les principes & l'ordre qu'on doit tenir pour la lire utilement, on fait les remarques necessaires pour ne se pas laisser tromper dans sa lecture: Avec un catalogue des principaux historiens, & des remarques critiques sur la bonté de leurs ouvrages, & sur le choix des meilleures editions.

      I-II. Paris, chez Antoine Urbain Coustelier, 1713. 12:mo. (28),+ 463,+ (36); (8),+ 3-120, 119-124; 344,+ (6) pp. Small light dampstain in upper margin of pp. 287-313 in first part. Well preserved contemporary mottled calf with richly gilt spines with raised bands and light brown labels, all edges sprinkled red. Two volumes. Very fine. From the library of L. F. Rääf at Forsnäs, and with its exlibris. First edition. As an important work in the study of history -not least for its historical bibliography- it was a great success and later editions were augmented and enlarged by, among others, Johann Mencke

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        de Schade, conseiller et resident du Roi de Pologne a la cour de Dannemarc; avec les cruelles persecutions & les injustices criantes, qui lui ont été faites pendant son sejour a Copenhague, & qu'on a continué d'exercer après sa mort contre sa veuve.

      Utrecht, la veuve Voskuyl, 1713. 8:o. (2),+ 212 s. Välbevarat något senare hfrbd, rikt guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett, röda snitt. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Författarinnan Anna Meibom var svägerska till den mördade Johan (Hans) von Schade, diplomat i polsk tjänst. Johan (eller Hans) von Schade (1671-1703) var född i Danmark men sedan 1698 i polsk tjänst och sedan år 1700 polsk resident i Köpenhamn. Han kom dock snabbt i konflikt med många och framförallt med den danska ministern Christian von Plessen. Efter svåra motgångar fick Schade efter egen ansökan slutligen avsked 1703, och en fransman Antoine Moreau utsågs till hans efterträdare. Innan Schade hunnit lämna Köpenhamn dog dock Moreau plötsligt. Schade skyndade sig då till dennes hus för att försegla hemliga papper, men där befann sig redan Plessens folk. En ordstrid uppkom och slutade med att kammarrådet Burchard v. Suhm stack ned Schade med sin värja. Han dog två dagar senare av såret. Ett antal oklarheter kring mordet fanns och Anna Meibom anklagar här i "Relation veritable", utgiven tio år senare, Plessen för en mordkomplott planerad av illvilja och ondska, och att denne senare även förföljt den stackars änkan, d.v.s. författarinnans syster

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        Le Royaume de Danemarc et les Etats que la Couronne de Suede Possede en Gothie et en Allemagne. Par N. De Fer Geographe de sa Majesté Catolique.

      Kobberstik ved P. Starckman. 48 x 57 cm. Konturkoloreret. Med vertikal midterfold i papiret som ved udgivelsen. Paris, privilegium dateret 1713. Stor dekorativ titelkartouche i s/h. Nogle små skjolder i margin.. Udarbejdet med Pierre Duvals Danmarkskort som inspirationskilde.Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720). Kartograf, kobberstikker og forlægger

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