Lot 19 of 196:
Bossu’s third voyage to Louisiana   

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$720
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Title:
Nouveaux Voyages dans l’Amerique Septentrionale

Author:
Bossu, [Jean Bernard]

Place:
Amsterdam [i.e. Paris]

Publisher:
Chez Changuion

Date:
1777

Description:

xvi, 392 pp. Four engraved plates, including frontispiece, one folding. (8vo) 19x12.5 cm (7½x4¾") period calf backed boards, custom clamshell case. First Edition.

"This is the account of Bossu’s third voyage to Louisiana country made early in 1770. He revisited his old friends, the Arkansas Indians, and on their behalf made a mission to the Caddos and Attakapas, and then returned to France in 1771. Most of the letters are dated from the Arkansas post."- Streeter. Clark's Travels in the Old South II:5; Howes B627; Monaghan French Travellers 267; Sabin 6470; Streeter Sale 1520.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spine perished, some wear to boards; dampstain to frontispiece and first few leaves, light foxing; internally very good.


 
Item number:
259888
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