History of Louisiana, or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina: Containing a Description of the Countries that lye on both Sides of the River Missisipi: With an Account of the Settlements, Inhabitants, Soil, Climate, and Products.
Description: 3 folding maps. 2 vols. 12mo, handsomely rebound in modern full brown morocco, gilt panelled spines; (some foxing, light foxing to maps, large map expertly repaired in margin, first blank leaf in vol. I chipped and repaired, some contemporary notes on some margins of vol. I including t.p.). London: T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1763. First Edition in English.
Comments: Extra-illustrated copy with a second copy of the map of Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico bound in. The larger map shows the Mississippi River and the Southern Colonies from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi and also Texas and New Mexico. The large map and one of the Louisiana maps have some contemporary ink symbols and words delineating a few locations. They are neatly written in blank areas. "Relation, based on a residence from 1718 to 1734, valuable for showing French claims to the southern territory east of the Mississippi and for particulars concerning Indian nations there." Howes L-266. "As the title indicates this edition aimed at strengthening British claims to Louisiana." Streeter Sale I, 130. Sabin 40123. Field 911.Binding: hardcover
Book ID: 154967