Paris. 1829. ,485pp. plus partially colored folding map. Half title. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Bookplate on front pastedown, note pinned to half title (nearly detached), minor scattered foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM51632
"Barbé-Marbois represented France in the preliminary negotiations with the United States on the Louisiana purchase and his book is one of the main sources on that subject. It shows that in the claim by the United States in the negotiations with Great Britain, that the northern boundary of Louisiana included the area now comprised in Oregon, Washington and Idaho was without foundation. The important map in the first edition indicated the 110th meridian as the western extent of Louisiana" - Streeter. HOWES B115, "aa." STREETER SALE 1599. SABIN 3306.