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All three of the most important contemporary accounts of the Champ d'Asile colony sold together
various, Paris, 1819. The titles are: (1.) (L'Heritier, Louis Francois). Le Champ-D'Asile, Tableau Topographique et Historique du Texas.folding map of Texas and Louisiana. viii, 247 pages, 8vo, handsomely rebound in new full blue morocco; (some light foxing). Paris: Ladvocat, 1819. Second Edition. (2.) Le Champ-D'Asile au Texas. Par C.D. folding plate of colony. 107 pages, 18mo, handsomely rebound in new full blue morocco, uncut. Paris: Tiger, no date, (circa 1820). (3.). Hartmann, (L.). et Millard, Le Texas, ou Notice Historique sur Le Champ D'Asile. folding plate of colony's fortifications. [10], 135 pages, 8vo, disbound, and laid in a new handsome green cloth folding case with tan morocco label; (light foxing throughout). Paris: Beguin, 1819. First Edition. Le Texas is signed by L. Hartmann. Sold together as a collection. Charles Lallemand founded Champ d'Asile ".in a grand scheme to establish in Texas a French military colony which might aid Joseph Bonaparte to win the crown of Mexico, or at least, provide an asylum for French refugees." Webb, Handbook of Texas II, page 13. "Champ d'Asile was a settlement of Napoleonic exiles on the Trinity River near the present town of Liberty, Texas." The colonists first arrived in Galveston in January of 1818. "Obtaining boats from Jean Laffite, the company set out for its destination on the Trinity River. The men erected strong military fortifications and later built dwelling houses of logs. In defiance of Spain's decree against settlement in this region, General Lallemand issued to the world on May 11, 1818, a manifesto setting fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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