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CHAMPLAIN, Samuel de. [ Les Voyages... ou, journal tre-fidele des observations faites es descouvertures de la Nouvelle France :] Quatriesme Voyage du Sr. de Champlain Captaine Ordinaire pour le Roy et la Marine, et Lieutenant de Monseigneur le Prince de Condé en la Nouvell France, fait en l'annee 1613 . [Paris: Jean Berjon, 1613].
CHAMPLAIN, Samuel de. [ Les Voyages... ou, journal tre-fidele des observations faites es descouvertures de la Nouvelle France :] Quatriesme Voyage du Sr. de Champlain Captaine Ordinaire pour le Roy et la Marine, et Lieutenant de Monseigneur le Prince de Condé en la Nouvell France, fait en l'annee 1613 . [Paris: Jean Berjon, 1613]. Part 4 (of 4) only, 4 o (228 x 166 mm). 52 pages. (Lower margins renewed.) Modern pale-blue half morocco, marbled boards. FIRST EDITION of the fourth part of the second volume of Champlain's voyages. On his fourth voyage, from 1610-1613, Champlain made a series of explorations into the interior of North America along the St. Lawrence. In June 1610, at Sorel, he engaged the Iroquois in battle for a second time. He left Canada two months later and sailed to Honfleur, leaving behind Etienne Brulé to winter with the Hurons and Algonquin and learn their language. After his marriage in 1611, Champlain sailed a fifth time for Nouvelle France, determined to explore up the St. Lawrence to Montreal. The present work describes his continued exploration in 1613 with François Grave du Pont. They reached Tadoussac in April 1613 and then, from Ile Ste-Helene, arrived at the mouth of the River Gatineau (present day Ottawa) and made it as far as Ile des Allumettes. The Ottawa River had been proposed as a possible route to the northern sea, but the expedition was turned back by Algonquins who controlled the area. Champlain returned through the La Chine rapids in June 1613 to Quebec and returned to Europe in October. For the complete work: Alden & Landis 613/30. Church 360; Field 272; JCB (3) II:93; Lande 116; Sabin 11835; Streeter sale VI:3630.

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