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Le MercureFrancois ou La Suite de L'Histoire De La Paix. Commenceant l'an M.DC.V.[1605]. pour suite du Septenaire du D. Cayer, & finissant au Sacre duTres-Chrestien Roy de France & de Nauarre Loys XIII.
Paris. Par JeanRicher:. 1612.. 17cm, [vi],534 foliated pages, engraved title page,bound in contemporary full vellum, some staining to the preliminary (5)leaves, vellum a bit wrinkled, dust worn, very good copy. (cgc) Inthis, the first volume of the first review issued in France, will befound, folio 291, the narrative of the navigations of the French inCanada before the foundation of Quebec by Champlain, in 1608, and atfolio 518, the baptism of the Grand Sagamo de Canada by the SieurPoutincourt. Lande 629. Sabin 47931. This annual register of events wasedited in turn by Jean and Etienne Richer, Pere Joseph, and TheophrasteRenaudot. In it is found the first published account of the voyages ofChamplain and the establishment of the Jesuits in Canada. A large partof the Mercure is devoted to voyages and travels, e. g. 1608. "DesColonies que les Anglois ont mene en la Virginie en ceste annee. 269.a.1608, "Voyages faicts en la Nouvelle France ou Canada". 1612, "Lesanglois cherchent en vain le chemin de la Chine par le septentrion" Very important publication, containing the following articles relatingto the early history of America; Voyages faits en la Nouvelle France ouCanada du sieur des Monts 1604; Voyage du sieur de Pont-grave, 1605;Voyage du sieur de Pointrincourt, 1606; Voyage des sieurs de champdore& Champlain, 1608. .
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