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Bossu, M., 1720-1792.

Nouveaux voyages dans l'Amérique Septentrionale : contenant une collection de lettres écrites sur les lieux, par l'auteur, à son ami, M. Douin, chevalier, Capitaine dans les troupes du roi, ci-devant son camarade dans le Nouveau Monde / par M. Bossu, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal & Militaire de Saint-Louis, ancien Capitaine d'une compagnie de la Marine.

A Amsterdam : Chez Changuion, à la Bourse, MDCCLXXVII [1777]
Physical Description:
xvi, 392 p., [4] leaves of plates ([1] folded) : ill. ; 19 cm. (8vo)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F373 .B67 1777
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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BEIN Zc20 777bo Copy 2: Unprinted blue wrappers. Bookplate of Paul Mellon.
The author's third visit to Louisiana, then a Spanish colony, in 1770-1771. His observations written during his earlier residences in the country, 1751-1757 and 1757-1762, are given in his "Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales". 1768.
With a preliminary half-t.p.
The first plate is an engraved frontispiece by Charles François Le Tellier after Gabriel Jacques de St. Aubin; the remaining plates are engraved by Jean-Baptiste-Marie Louvion after St. Aubin.
Signatures: a⁸ A-2A⁸ 2B⁴.
Head-piece of dedication is engraved coat of arms. Also some woodcut head- and tail-pieces.
Errata at foot of leaf a5v.
Includes bibliographical footnotes.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt- and blind-tooled stippled sheep; marbled end-papers; edges stained red.
Subject Terms:
Cuba -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1777. (BACRB)
Haiti -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Indians of North America -- Mississippi River Valley -- Early works to 1800.
Louisiana -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Mellon, Paul -- Bookplate (BEIN)
Quapaw Indians -- Early works to 1800.
Woodcut -- Specimens -- 1777. (BACRB)
Saint-Aubin, Gabriel Jacques de, 1724-1780, illustrator.
Le Tellier, Charles François, 1743-1800 or 9, engraver.
Louvion, Jean-Baptiste-Marie, 1740-1804, engraver.
Changuion, Daniel Jean, publisher.

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