Paris: Gide, 1839. First Edition. hardcover. Suivi de Notes et Documents et d'un Apercu General sur L'Etate Actuel du Texas, par M.E. Maissin. 17 India-proof plates, text illus. vii, 591pp. 4to, orig. cloth-backed boards; (lacks plate no. 16, slight foxing affecting some plates, spine worn). Paris: Gide, 1839. First Edition. good.
"Admiral Baudin's French fleet, returning from the reduction of Vera Cruz, touched at Velasco, and thence sailed to Galveston." Baudin and his aide-de-camp Maissin travelled to Houston where they visited President Lamar. "Admiral Baudin's favorable report of Texas doubtless hastened the recognition of the republic by France." Raines, p. 145. Streeter Texas 1343. Sabin 5832. Howes B-507. Palau 30412.