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Lederer, John

The discoveries of John Lederer : in three several marches from Virginia, to the west of Carolina, and other parts of the continent : begun in March 1669, and ended in September 1670. Together with a general map of the whole territory which he traversed : collected and translated out of Latine from his discourse and writings / by Sir William Talbot baronet.

London : Printed by J.C. for Samuel Heyrick, at Grays-Inne-gate in Holborn, 1672.
Physical Description:
[8], 27, [1] pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : 1 map ; 20 cm (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F229.L43 D57 1672
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Translation of an unidentified work in Latin.
Printer's name from Wing CD-ROM, 1996.
With a preliminary license to print: Licensed, Nov. 1. 1671. Roger L'Estrange.
Folded map has title: A Map of the whole territory traversed by John Lederer in his three marches; signed: Cross sculpsit.
Signatures: [A]⁴ B-D⁴ E² (E1 mis-signed F1; [A]1 recto, E2 verso blank).
Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, no. 619
English short title catalogue, R20763
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 39676
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700, L835
Decorative initials; head-piece.
BEIN Taylor 376: Map measures 18 x 22 cm., on sheet of same dimensions, folded to 18 x 14 cm., is bound in immediately preceding t.p.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in 19th century gilt-tooled red morocco, by Francis Bedford. The leaf of License before the title page is supplied in facsimile.
Subject Terms:
Indians of North America -- North Carolina.
Indians of North America -- Virginia.
North Carolina -- Description and travel.
North Carolina -- Maps.
Virginia -- Description and travel.
Virginia -- Maps.
Maps -- 1672.
Maps in books.
Cross, Thomas, active 1632-1682, engraver.
Talbot, William, Sir, -1691, translator.
L'Estrange, Roger, Sir, 1616-1704, licensor.
Heyrick, Samuel, bookseller.
Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894, binder.

  • A general and brief account of the North-American continent
  • Of the manners and customs of the Indians inhabiting the western parts of Carolina and Virginia
  • The first expedition, from the head of Pemæoncook, alias York-River (due west) to the top of the Apalatæan Mountains
  • The second expedition, from the falls of Powhatan, alias James-River, in Virginia, to Mahock in the Apalatæan Mountains
  • The continuation of the second expeddition from Mahock, southward, into the province of Carolina
  • The third and last expedition, from the falls of Rappahanock-River in Virginia, (due west) to the top of the Apalatæan Mountains
  • Conjectures of the land beyond the Apalatæan Mountains
  • Instructions to such as shall march upon discoveries into the North-American continent
  • Touching trade with Indians.

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