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Jefferys, Thomas, -1771

The natural and civil history of the French dominions in North and South America : giving a particular account of the climate, soil, minerals, animals, vegetables, manufactures, trade, commerce and languages, together with the religion, government, genius, character, manners and customs of the Indians and other inhabitants, illustrated by maps and plans of the principal places / collected from the best authorities, and engraved by T. Jefferys, geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

London : Printed for Thomas Jefferys at Charing-Cross, MDCCLX [1760]
Physical Description:
2 parts in 1 ([8], 132, *129-*142, 168 pages; [4], 246, [18] folded leaves of plates) : 8 maps, 10 plans ; 37 cm (folio)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2018 38
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Not Evaluated
BEIN C6 033b: Armorial bookplate of Charles Chaplin Esq., Blankney.
Each part has separate title page.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in one volume: full dark red calf; gilt à l'oiseau, with ivory vellum diamond inlay. Armorial bookplate of Sir Lucius O'Brien.
Subject Terms:
Canada -- Description and travel.
Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France)
Chaplin, Charles, 1730- -- Bookplate.
Louisiana -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Louisiana -- Description and travel.
Mississippi River Valley -- Description and travel.
O'Brien, Lucius Henry, Sir, -1795 -- Bookplate.
West Indies, French -- Description and travel.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)

  • pt. 1. Containing a description of Canada and Louisiana
  • pt. 2. Containing part of the islands of St. Domingo and St. Martin, the islands of St. Bartholomew, Guadaloupe, Martinico, La Grenade and the island and colony of Cayenne.

Wilde Americk - Discovery and Exploration of the New World, 1500-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-09-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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