Paris: Jouaust, 1876-1886. Six volumes. Illus. Large octavo. Original printed wrappers. About fine, untrimmed and unopened. Item #WRCAM138
Contains many valuable documents concerning the travels and discoveries of La Salle, D'Iberville, St. Denis, Hennepin, Cadillac, Duluth, and other French explorers in the Midwest in the 17th and 18th centuries. "...Many here printed for the first time, comprising extracts from missionaries', governors' and other official reports and correspondence, soldiers' and traders' journals, etc. describing French explorations, relations with the Indians, and trading enterprise from Hudson's Bay to the Gulf of Mexico and from St. Lawrence to the Rocky Mountains between 1614 and 1754" - TPL. This edition, published by Jouaust, precedes the edition of the same year published in Paris by Maisonneuve, and does not include the maps included in the Maisonneuve edition, which were discovered by Margry only after the Jouaust edition was issued. HOWES M283. TPL 230. STREETER SALE 62. RITTENHOUSE 400. GRAFF 2680. SERVIES 6033.