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HENNEPIN, Louis
Nouvelle Decouverte D'un Tres Grand Pays
Chez Guillaume Broedelet, Marchand Libraire, 1697. First Edition, and with the First View Ever Made of Niagara Falls HENNEPIN, Louis. Nouvelle Decouverte D'un Tres Grand Pays. SituÈ dans l'Amerique, entre La Nouveau Mexique, et La Mer Glaciale, Avecles Carrtes, & les Figures necessaires, & de plus l'Hisstoire Naturelle & Morale, & les avantages, qu'on en peut tirer par l'etablissement des Colonies. Le Tout Dedis · Sa MajestÈ Britannique. Guillaume III. Utrecht: Chez Guillaume Broedelet, Marchand Libraire, 1697. First edition of this account of Hennepin's travels in what is now the United States and Canada. Twelvemo (6 x 3 1/2 inches; 153 x 30 mm). [70], 506 pp. [with extra 10 * pages, all numbered 313]. With engraved title-page, two folding maps and two folding plates (the first ever view made of Niagara Falls, the other of one of the earliest pictures of an American bison). In this book, (his second) Hennepin includes the substance of his first, the Description de la Louisiane, printed in 1683, and continues with the account of a voyage he here claims to have made to the mouth of the Mississippi and back up again. ìIn the second book Hennepin adds, to his actual voyage up the Mississippi, a pretended one down that stream prior to La Salleî (Howes). That voyage was, in fact, undertaken Le Clerq, and while Hennepin has been much maligned through the ages for his plagiarism, this should not detract from his monumentally important contributions to the history of early American exploration. Contemporary full vellum. Spine lettered in ink in a contemporary hand. Tap … [Click Below for Full Description]
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