Paris. 1730-1731. Two volumes. xxviii,482,pp. plus eight maps (seven folding); xiv,506,pp. plus eleven maps (four folding). Quarto. 20th-century half calf and marbled boards. Slight foxing. Overall a very good set. Item #WRCAM17890
Charlevoix was a French Jesuit who spent some time in Quebec before arriving in St. Louis and travelling south to New Orleans and thence to Santo Domingo. This is his extensive history of Santo Domingo, highlighted by handsome detailed engraved maps of Santo Domingo, Haiti, Venezuela, and the entire Caribbean area. Covers the years from 1492 to 1724, with much material relating to the indigenous and black populations. One of the most important single histories of a Caribbean island from this early period. SABIN 12127. LeCLERC 1371. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 730/45. PALAU 67166.