Paris: Didot, 1730. First Edition. hardcover. Ecrite particulierement sur des Memoires Manuscrits du P. Jean-Baptiste le Pers, Jesuite, Missionnaire a Saint Domingue, & sur les Pieces Originales, qui se conservent au Depot de la Marine. 14 engraved plates (most folding maps), vignettes. 2 volumes, small square 4to, 1/2 calf, ornately gilt spine (rubbed); some pages darkened, worming, few inked markings. Paris: Francois Didot, 1730. Very good.
Recounts the island's history from its discovery by Columbus to the 1720s. Author was a Jesuit historian who spent four years in Quebec, prior to 1720 when he explored the great lakes region and down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. He voyaged to Santo Domingo, where he spent the month of September of 1722. This work contains significant information on the indigenous peoples of Santo Domingo. Among the maps are several detailed maps of Haiti. Palau 67166. Sabin 12127. Brunet I, 1806. Biog. Univ.