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Du Tertre, Jean Baptiste
Histoire generale, des isles des Christophe, de la Guadeloupe, de la Martinique, et autres dans l'Amerique. [...]
Paris: Jacques Langlois et Emmanuel Langlois, 1654. First edition. Complete, with the three folding maps. With several woodcut head and tailpieces, and initials. In somewhat later leather. The gilt spine is with five raised bands and red title vignette. Front and rear panels ruled with gilt double-line at the edges. With marbled endpapers. Marbled edges. 18th-century ownership inscription on title page, and on front and rear endpapers ("Quinot", "Megard"). A humble note on title page, and notes on rear endpaper. The paper of some quires is toned, browned due to aging. Sporadic foxing and stains throughout. Some pages with water stain, the last quires affected more. The plates are in fine condition, the maps of Guadeloupe and Martinique slightly over trimmed, but it only effects the upper neatlines. The binding is rubbed. With a small hole at the head of the spine. Front panel and tail of spine damaged at joint, but still firm. Overall in very good condition.. First edition. Complete, with the three folding maps. With several woodcut head and tailpieces, and initials. In somewhat later leather. The gilt spine is with five raised bands and red title vignette. Front and rear panels ruled with gilt double-line at the edges. With marbled endpapers. Marbled edges. (16), 481, (11) p. and 3 folding plates of engraved maps. The first French account on the Caribbean, a complete copy with the three folding maps, among them the oldest map of Saint Christopher Island. The first French book on the French Antilles, written by Jean Baptiste Du Tertre, "born in Calais in 1 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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