Paris. 1607. Engraved title, regular title, pp., 506 leaves. Thick 12mo. Later speckled boards, leather label, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed. Contents tanned, fore-edge trimmed affecting some sidenotes but no main text. Minor marginal worming to some leaves. Else very good. Item #WRCAM12861
A rare and important volume, containing one of the first accounts of Champlain's first voyage to North America. The work includes a detailed account of the 1603 expedition to Canada organized by Amyar de Chastres, governor of Dieppe, and commanded by Sieur Du Pont. Champlain went along on this expedition. The book as a whole reports on the events of 1598 to 1604, including considerable material on Jesuit activity in the New World and China, as well as Canada. The first edition of this book was issued in 1605, with subsequent editions published in 1606, 1607, and 1609. Some of these were issued with an engraved titlepage, as was the present copy, although this is not mentioned by Sabin or Alden. All editions are rare. SABIN 11627 (ref). LANDE 113 (ref). HARRISSE NOUVELLE FRANCE, p.284. PALAU 50667. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 607/13.