ROCHEFORT Histoire des Antilles
Lot 5269
[ROCHEFORT, CHARLES DE. B.1605.] Histoire naturelle et morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amerique. Rotterdam: Arnout Leers, 1665.
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[ROCHEFORT, CHARLES DE. B.1605.]
Histoire naturelle et morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amerique. Rotterdam: Arnout Leers, 1665.
4to (224 x 160 mm). [36], 583, [13] pp. Additional engraved title, 3 folding plates, numerous engraved illustrations (several of which are full-page). 18th century boards. Additional title lacking fore-margin outside platemark, joints cracked, worn.
Provenance: "Dauvers" (ownership inscription on titles).

Second edition, an important work on the islands of the Caribbean and their natural history, and to some extent an emigrant guide for Huguenots. Portions of the text discuss Florida and Georgia, there is a glossary of Caribe, and the work also includes digressions on the Eskimo and Indian nations. Nissen ZBI 3448; Sabin 72314.
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