Paris: Firmin Didot, 1829.
folding map that is partially colored. 485pp. 8vo, later half black morocco, boards worn on edges of corners and bottom edges, moderate foxing throughout, not affecting map, spine ends and boards lightly rubbed. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1829. First Edition
"Barbe-Marbois represented France in the preliminary negotiations with the United States on the Louisiana purchase and his book is one of the main sources on that subject. It shows that in the claim by the United States in the negotiations with Great Britain, that the northern boundary of Louisiana included the area now comprised in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho was without foundation. The important map in the first edition indicated the 110th meridian as the western extent of Louisiana-Thomas Winthrop Streeter" Streeter Sale III, 1599, 1600. Howes B-115. Sabin 3306. Wheat 385.