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A new discovery of a vast country in America : extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico. With a description of the Great Lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals, also, the manners, customs, and languages, of the several native Indians, and the advantage of commerce with those different nations. With a continuation, giving an account of the attempts of the Sieur de la Salle upon the mines of St. Barbe, &c. The taking of Quebec by the English, with the advantages of a shorter cut to China and Japan Preview this item
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A new discovery of a vast country in America : extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico. With a description of the Great Lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals, also, the manners, customs, and languages, of the several native Indians, and the advantage of commerce with those different nations. With a continuation, giving an account of the attempts of the Sieur de la Salle upon the mines of St. Barbe, &c. The taking of Quebec by the English, with the advantages of a shorter cut to China and Japan

Author: Louis Hennepin; Louis Joliet; Jacques Marquette
Publisher: London : Printed for M. Bentley, J. Tonson, H. Bonwick, T. Goodwin, and S. Manship, 1698.
Series: Library of American civilization, LAC 13059.
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Named Person: Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Hennepin; Louis Joliet; Jacques Marquette
OCLC Number: 11797598
Notes: Engraved half-title: A new discovery of a large country in America by Father Lewis Hennepin.
First English edition. Shea's no. 1, with t.p. of his no. 2. cf. Shea, Descr. of Louisiana, 1880, p. 392.
[Part 1] is a translation of the "Nouvelle découverte"; [pt. 2] of "Nouveau voyage", with special t.p. and pagination: A continuation of the new discovery of a vast country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico; ... By L. Hennepin ... London, Printed in the year, 1698.
Appended to the 2d part: Joliet's account, with half-title "An account of several new discoveries in North-America": pages 303-306; "An account of M. la Salle's voyage to the river Mississippi ... ": p. 307-317; "A discovery of some new countries and nations in the Northern-America. By Father Marquette", etc. p. 318-355.
Reproduction Notes: Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 13059).
Description: 12 preliminary leaves, 299 pages, 16 pages, leaves, 178 pages, 1 leaf, 303-355 pages : 2 folded maps, 6 folded leaves of plates
Series Title: Library of American civilization, LAC 13059.
Responsibility: both parts illustrated with maps and figures, and dedicated to His Majesty K. William by L. Hennepin, now resident in Holland. To which is added, several new discoveries in North-America, not publish'd in the French edition.

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