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Description de la Louisiane : nouvellement decouverte au sud' oüest de la Nouvelle France, par ordre du roy : avec la carte du pays, les moeurs & la maniere de vivre des sauvages / dediée a sa majesté par le R.P. Louis Hennepin, missionnaire recollet & notaire apostolique.

 
Call Number: F352 .H5 1683
Local Holdings LHCV
Author/Creator: Hennepin, Louis, 17th cent
Guérard, Nicholas,
Title: Description de la Louisiane : nouvellement decouverte au sud' oüest de la Nouvelle France, par ordre du roy : avec la carte du pays, les moeurs & la maniere de vivre des sauvages / dediée a sa majesté par le R.P. Louis Hennepin, missionnaire recollet & notaire apostolique.
Published: Paris : Chez la veuve Sebastien Huré, 1683.
Description: [12], 312, 107, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : map (engraving) ; 17 cm. (12mo)
Object Name: books
Collection Type: Books/Pamphlets/Serials
Process/Technique: printing processes
Materials: paper (fiber product)
   
General Note: Signatures.
"Les moeurs de sauvages" (caption title): 107 p. at end.
Map by Guerard. Cf. Sabin.
Local Note: Polished tree calf binding with red morocco spine. Title and crowned initial of the Duke of Devonshire in gilt on spine. Signature of Richard Boyle, first Earl of Burlington, on first page of text. Bookplate of "Chiswick" inside front cover; items placed in library removal file: two dealer descriptions of Hennepin's book for sale, at least one of which is for this copy.
Citation/Reference Note: Sabin, 31347.
Rich, O. Bib. Americana (1967 ed.), I, p. 104.
Sowerby, E.M. Cat. of the lib. of Thomas Jefferson, 4065.
   
Collection Theme: French Colonial Louisiana
Subjects:
Indians of North America--Mississippi River Valley--Early works to 1800.
Mississippi River--Discovery and exploration--Early works to 1800.
Louisiana--Description and travel--Early works to 1800.
Mississippi River Valley--History--To 1803.
   
Item Info.: Identification Number: 73-988-L
Holding Type: rare books
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