Histoire Et Description Generale De La Nouvelle France, Avec Le Journal Historique d’un Voyage fait par ordre du Roi dans l’Amerique Septentrionnale.

Paris: Chez Rolin Fils, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, a. S. Athanase; Pierre-Francois Giffart. 1744. Edition: First Edition. , Binding: Contemporary speckled full calf, rebacked expertly, title in gilt on spine, spine with five raised bands, spine compartments with decorative gilt ruling, upper and lower boards with gilt ruling, all edges speckled in red., Notes: Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix (1682–1761) was a French Jesuit priest, traveller, and historian, often considered the first historian of New France.
A fine first edition of this important work by Charlevoix, who had been sent to Quebec as early as 1705, but returned to Paris, where he taught Voltaire at the College Louis-le-Grand. He went back to America in 1720, when he was changed with making a survey of the lands to the west of Quebec, and finding a route to the Pacific. Among his varied explorations in New France were Lake Michigan, Mississippi and Florida. Despite returning to Europe soon afterwards, Charlevoix kept all his notes and also compiled widely from the accounts of other travellers, issuing this comprehensive history of New France some twenty years later. Charlevoix kept a record of his entire expedition, which he published as “Journal d’un voyage fait par l’ordre du Roi dans l’Amérique Septentrionale de la Nouvelle France” Charlevoix's records of local geography were later used to improve regional maps.

, Size: Quarto (255 x 190 mm). , Illustration: Illustrated with 28 folding maps by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, and 44 folding plates of plants.
Text in French.

, Volume: 3 volumes. , References: Streeter sale 1:123; Pilling Proof-Sheets 756, Field 282; Graff 650; Greenly II; Clements One Hundred Michigan Rarities 8; Clark 1:59; European Americana 744/53; Lande 125; Staton & Tremaine (TPL) 4697; Howes C307 “b”; Sabin 12135; Wheat, Trans Mississipp, Pages: P. Vol (1) half title, blank, title page, blank, dedications (2 leaves), advertisement (i-viii), table des Sommaires (ix-xxvi), 1-600, Table des Matieres (601-604); Vol (2) half title, blank, title page, blank, 1-502, Table des Matieres (503-582); Vol (3) half title, blank, title page, blank, remarks by M. Bellin (i-xix), table des Sommaires (i-xiv), 1-500, Table des Matieres (501-543)., Category: Book Voyages; Book Canada. A fine and handsome copy, plates and texts are clean and crisp. Item #B6486

Edition: First Edition. , Binding: Contemporary speckled full calf, rebacked expertly, title in gilt on spine, spine with five raised bands, spine compartments with decorative gilt ruling, upper and lower boards with gilt ruling, all edges speckled in red., Notes: Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix (1682–1761) was a French Jesuit priest, traveller, and historian, often considered the first historian of New France.
A fine first edition of this important work by Charlevoix, who had been sent to Quebec as early as 1705, but returned to Paris, where he taught Voltaire at the College Louis-le-Grand. He went back to America in 1720, when he was changed with making a survey of the lands to the west of Quebec, and finding a route to the Pacific. Among his varied explorations in New France were Lake Michigan, Mississippi and Florida. Despite returning to Europe soon afterwards, Charlevoix kept all his notes and also compiled widely from the accounts of other travellers, issuing this comprehensive history of New France some twenty years later. Charlevoix kept a record of his entire expedition, which he published as “Journal d’un voyage fait par l’ordre du Roi dans l’Amérique Septentrionale de la Nouvelle France” Charlevoix's records of local geography were later used to improve regional maps.

, Size: Quarto (255 x 190 mm). , Illustration: Illustrated with 28 folding maps by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, and 44 folding plates of plants.
Text in French.

, Volume: 3 volumes. , References: Streeter sale 1:123; Pilling Proof-Sheets 756, Field 282; Graff 650; Greenly II; Clements One Hundred Michigan Rarities 8; Clark 1:59; European Americana 744/53; Lande 125; Staton & Tremaine (TPL) 4697; Howes C307 “b”; Sabin 12135; Wheat, Trans Mississipp, Pages: P. Vol (1) half title, blank, title page, blank, dedications (2 leaves), advertisement (i-viii), table des Sommaires (ix-xxvi), 1-600, Table des Matieres (601-604); Vol (2) half title, blank, title page, blank, 1-502, Table des Matieres (503-582); Vol (3) half title, blank, title page, blank, remarks by M. Bellin (i-xix), table des Sommaires (i-xiv), 1-500, Table des Matieres (501-543)., Category: Book Voyages; Book Canada.

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