Memoires Histoirques sur la Louisiane, Contenant ce qui y est arrive de plus memorable depuis l'annee 1687. jusqu'a present...

Paris: Chez Cl. J. B. Bauche, 1753.

Composes sur les Memoires de M. Dumont, par M. L. L. M. Folding map of Louisiana. 6 folding plates, 3 of which have two illustrations. 2 volumes. 16mo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated spines with leather labels, very light foxing to some pages, mostly to margins, not affecting plates or map, one plate of trees lightly soiled, ex libris with old library rubberstamp on margins of title pages and one other margin in the text of each volume. Paris: Chez Cl. J. B. Bauche, 1753.

"One of the best contemporary histories of French Louisiana, based on the author's twenty-five-year residence in the colony as an army officer, engineer, and planter. The first volume describes the natural history and the life of the inhabitants, Europeans and Indians; and the second volume is devoted to the military and political history of the colony from about 1717 to 1740, especially the Indian wars. Dumont's work is the first reliable account of much of Louisiana." Streeter Sale 125. The plates include plans of New Orleans, Fort Rozalie des Natchez, the concession and fort of M. Le Blanc on the Yazoo River, and a floor plan of a Louisiana house. Field 463. Howes L-250. Sabin 9605.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good(-)
Edition: First
Language: French

Price: $9,000.00

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