Histoire Et Description Generale De La Nouvelle France 3 Vol Avec Le Journal Historique D'Un Voyage Fait Par Ordre Du Roi Dans L'Amerique Septentrionnale

By: Charlevoix, Pierre Francois Xavier De (1682-1761)

Price: $12,550.00

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


3 Quarto Volumes. Xxvi, 664, [i]; xv, 582, 56; xix, xiv, 543 pp. 28 maps (25 folding) and 22 folding sheets with 44 engraved botanical engravings. Contemporary bindings of marbled calf leather with blind ruling, 5 raised bands to the spine with ornate gilt in the compartments, red edges. Marbled end papers, half titles, red and black title page with bee skep printers mark, wide margin paper, engraved head and tail pieces. The 3 silk page markers are still present. A fresh, very attractive copy of this beautiful and important report on New France. The maps and botanical plates are especially clean and nice. Very slight rubbing at extremities on the leather, interior has very occasional foxing, there are a few spots where it looks as though there was a small piece of something in the paper itself which has darkened but this happens only a few times. There is a short tear at the bottom of page 505 in Vol. I, in Vol. II there is a slight chipping at the bottom edge of a few pages, and Vol. III has more foxing/impurities than the other two, even there not much. The plates and maps are clean and nice, sometimes a short tear at the gutter at the fold, but otherwise quite beautiful. A very nice copy of the first edition of the first general history of Canada which also includes French settlements and trade routes along the St. Laurent and Mississippi rivers, the Great Lakes, Acadia, northern La Prairie and the Labrador Peninsula. One of the best contemporary accounts of indigenous nations, some of which no longer exist. Maps are by Nicholas Bellin and include the important map of North America. Volume II has extensive information on native plants with wonderful engravings. The text is augmented with head and tail pieces and vignettes by Humblot. A beautiful set in very nice condition. ; Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall

Title: Histoire Et Description Generale De La Nouvelle France 3 Vol Avec Le Journal Historique D'Un Voyage Fait Par Ordre Du Roi Dans L'Amerique Septentrionnale

Author Name: Charlevoix, Pierre Francois Xavier De (1682-1761)

Illustrator: Illustrated by Bellin, Nicholas

Categories: History: U.S. & North America, Antiquarian/Rare, Native Americans, Travel/Adventure, Americana, Canadiana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Paris, Rolin Fils: 1744

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10771

Keywords: New France Canada America Louisiana New World Botany Quebec Indigenous Acadia Great_lakes,