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CHAMPLAIN, Samuel de (1567-1635). Voyages et descouuertures faites en la nouvelle faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615. iusques à la fin de l'année 1618. Paris: Claude Collet, 1620.
CHAMPLAIN, Samuel de (1567-1635). Voyages et descouuertures faites en la nouvelle faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615. iusques à la fin de l'année 1618. Paris: Claude Collet, 1620. 8 o (173 x 108 mm). Engraved title, two engraved folding plates and 4 full-page engravings in text. (Some pale spotting at beginning.) French 18th-century mottled sheep, spine panelled and gilt-decorated, brown morocco lettering piece (minor rubbing at corners). "THE FATHER OF NEW FRANCE": CHAMPLAIN'S NARRATIVE OF HIS FINAL EXPEDITION OF DISCOVERY This is the reissue of the 1619 edition, differing only in the date on the letterpress title-page and some minor details (the engraved title still bears the date 1619). This is Champlain's third work, describing his voyages from 1615 to 1618. "It describes his introduction of the Recollect Fathers as missionaries to the Indians, his exploration of the river of the Ottawas, Lake Nipissing, Lake Huron, and Ontario; the attack on the Iroquois fort in the State of New York; his winter among the Hurons; and it contains his incomparable essay on the Hurons and other neighboring tribes. It has Brûlé's narrative of his experiences among the savages on the southern borders of the State of New York, near the Pennsylvania line, and that of the events which occurred in the settlement at Quebec; it contains illustrations of the dress of the savages in their wars and feasts, of their monuments for the dead, their funeral processions, of the famous fort of the Iroquois in the State of New York, and of the deer-trap" (Winsor IV:132). Alden & Landis 620/45; Church 378; Harrisse 33; JCB (3) II:146; Sabin 11837.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Frank S. Streeter Library: Important Navigation, Pacific Voyages, Cartography, Science
Date of the auction: 16 Apr 2007 - 17 Apr 2007
Address: Christie's
16-17 April 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center