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Dumont de Montigny; [Georges-Marie Butel-Dumont]; [Mascrier, Abbé Jean Baptiste de]
Mémoires historiques sur la Louisiane, Contenant ce qui y est arrivé de plus mémorable depuis l'année 1687. jusqu'à présent; avec l'établissement de la Colonie Franc̜oise dans cette Province de l'Amérique Septentrionale sous la direction de la Compagnie des Indes, le climat, la nature & les productions de ce pays, l'origine & la Religion des Sauvages qui l'habitent; leurs moeurs & leurs coutumes, &c. Composés sur les Mémoires de M. Dumont, par M. L. L. M. Ouverage enrichi de Cartes & de Figures. Tome Premier [Second]
Paris: Chez Cl. J. B. Bauche, 1753. First edition. Duodecimo. In two volumes. In contemporary leather. Spine with five raised bands, gilt, each with red title vignettes. With marbled endpapers and fore-edge. Possessor's inscription and note in ink on first leaf's verso and on half-title in the first volume. Stain on half title of the second volume. Wormhole to spine of the first volume. Both volumes slightly rubbed at extremities. Overall in fine condition.. First edition. Duodecimo. In two volumes. In contemporary leather. Spine with five raised bands, gilt, each with red title vignettes. With marbled endpapers and fore-edge. (6), x, 261, (2) p. and 1 folding map of Louisiana and 5 plates; (4), 338 p. and 4 engraved maps (3 of them folding). First edition of the "Historic Memoirs of Louisiana" important and early history of Louisiana, considered the first reliable account of the state, with much information on the Indians. The number of plates vary, this copy has more than others, that makes it extremely scarce. With five fort maps, one of the fort at New Orleans, and four fruit tree plates, and the fine folding map "Carte de la Louisiane" (by Chambon), that shows the French territories prior to the French and Indian War, many forts (e.g. Illinois, Natchez, Fort St. Pierre Yazoo, Fort Rosalie, S. Francois, Mobile, Fort des Alibamons, Pensacole) and early settlements (e.g. New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Biloxi, Paskagoula). The first volume describes the natural history of Louisiana, its climate, natural products, flora and fauna, and the customs, origins and religion of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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