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[BERGERON, PIERRE. 1580-1637.] Traicte de la Navigation et des Voyages de Descouverte & Conqueste modernes, & principalement des François. Avec une exacte et particuliere description de toutes les Isles Canaries, les preuues du temps de la conqueste d'icelles, & la Genealogie des Bethencourts & Braquemons. [AND]: PIERRE BONTIER & JEAN LE VERRIER. Histoire de la Premiere Descouverte et Conqueste des Canaries. Faites dés l'an 1402 par Messire Jean de Bethencourt. Paris: Jean de Heuqueville & Michel Soly, 1629-1630.
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[BERGERON, PIERRE. 1580-1637.] Traicte de la Navigation et des Voyages de Descouverte & Conqueste modernes, & principalement des François. Avec une exacte et particuliere description de toutes les Isles Canaries, les preuues du temps de la conqueste d'icelles, & la Genealogie des Bethencourts & Braquemons. [AND]: PIERRE BONTIER & JEAN LE VERRIER. Histoire de la Premiere Descouverte et Conqueste des Canaries. Faites dés l'an 1402 par Messire Jean de Bethencourt. Paris: Jean de Heuqueville & Michel Soly, 1629-1630. 1629	1629-1630	Bontier (P.) et J. Le Verrier	Histoire de la Premiere Descouverte et Conquefte des Canaries [2 vols.]	Paris	1999	 $4,430 	Librairie Thomas-Scheler, The Brinley copy, $75, 1880 FF 30,000 1629	1629-1630	Bontier (P.) et J. Le Verrier	Histoire de la Premiere Descouverte et Conquefte des Canaries [2 vols.]	Paris	1999	 $4,430 	Librairie Thomas-Scheler, The Brinley copy, $75, 1880 FF 30,000
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[BERGERON, PIERRE. 1580-1637.]
Traicte de la Navigation et des Voyages de Descouverte & Conqueste modernes, & principalement des François. Avec une exacte et particuliere description de toutes les Isles Canaries, les preuues du temps de la conqueste d'icelles, & la Genealogie des Bethencourts & Braquemons. [AND]: PIERRE BONTIER & JEAN LE VERRIER. Histoire de la Premiere Descouverte et Conqueste des Canaries. Faites dés l'an 1402 par Messire Jean de Bethencourt. Paris: Jean de Heuqueville & Michel Soly, 1629-1630.
2 volumes. ¶4 [A]1 Aa-Tt8; a8 e2 A-N8 O6. [10], 303; [20], 208, [12] pp. The second title with portrait of Bethencourt engraved by Balthasar Moncornet on p 4. 8vo (166 x 98 mm). Uniform 18th century armorial mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering-pieces. Even toning, minor thin worming touching a few letters at end of vol 1 and somewhat heavier in vol 2 affecting several letters on about a dozen leaves, rebacked with original spines laid down.

FIRST EDITION, RARE. "ONE OF THE FIRST STUDIES OF THE HISTORY OF NAVIGATION TO BE UNDERTAKEN IN FRANCE" AND "AN AMERICANUM OF PRIME IMPORTANCE" (Borba de Moraes; Lande). Bergeron's Traicte is a comprehensive history of French exploration with additional accounts of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian and British expeditions. There is much detail on the voyages to New France undertaken by Sieur de Mont, Lescarbot, Poutrincourt, Champlain, Cartier, Alfonce, and others. Includes accounts of the attempted Huguenot settlement of Florida by Jean Ribault and French exploration in Brazil. The chapters on Canada give detail on the native tribes (including polygamy), missionary efforts, and territorial claims up to 1627.
The two works are often found separately, but do belong together as indicated on the title page of the second volume. This is the first and only edition. Borba de Moraes I:87; European Americana 630/32, 630/33; JCB II:219-220 & II:227, Lande Supplement S2224; Palau 32885; Sabin 32016 (4850, 5073).
Provenance: armorial binding of Louis Urbain Le Fèvre de Caumartin [1653-1720], a friend of Voltaire.
Acquisition: not recorded.

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