HENNEPIN, LOUIS. 1640-1705?
A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America.... London: M. Bentley, J. Tonson, et al, 1698.
2 parts in 1. 8vo (190 x 106 mm). , 243, ; , 228 pp. Engraved frontispiece, 2 engraved folding maps, and 6 engraved folding plates. Period paneled calf. Some browning, maps backed, covers chipped at edges, corner repairs, rebacked with later endpapers.
Provenance: Daniel Wray [? 1701-1783]; gift to the Carthusians in London (stamp to verso of title).
SECOND EDITION IN ENGLISH. Two editions appeared in 1698, this is the so-called "Tonson" edition (with the first line of the printers on the title-page ending in "Tonson"). The second part (with its own title page) is A continuation of the New Discovery.... Hennepin journeyed with la Salle as company chaplain to the area of the Great Lakes and Illinois; his is the first published account of the region. Church 773; Howes H416; Graff 1862; Sabin 31370; Vail 278; Wing H1451.
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