Paris. 1802. viii,382pp. plus folding map. Half title. Contemporary calf backed boards, spine gilt, leather label. Hinges rubbed, slight chip at top of front joint, an occasional trace of foxing. Near fine. Item #WRCAM3312
One of the classic early views of Louisiana at the beginning of the 19th century. It has been suggested that this work was written when it was first thought that Louisiana would be returned to France, in an effort to demonstrate its importance as a colony. While less a work of personal observation than a collection of contemporary data and reports, the text includes some discussion of Texas, the resident Indian tribes and their languages, accounts of slavery and colonial administration, etc. WAGNER-CAMP 1a. FIELD 99. CLARK II:76. HOWES B243. MONAGHAN 149. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 319. STREETER SALE 1571. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 23.