Joseph-Antoine De La Barre's Camp copper engraving [1703]. Baron de  LAHONTAN, Joseph-Antoine DE LA BARRE, subject, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, La Hontan, 1666 - 1715.

Joseph-Antoine De La Barre's Camp copper engraving [1703]

Place Published: [London]
Publisher: [Printed for H. Bonwicke...]
Date Published: [1703]
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding

First edition. 7-1/8 x 4-1/2 inches. Copper engraving. Iroquois Indians -- Rites and ceremonies Published in: New Voyages to North America, LaHontan 1703. Vol. 1 p.43

Some text printed on the sheet;

• The Militia and Regular Troops

• The Canons and Boats of the Army

• Interpreter

• French Officers

Joseph-Antoine le Fèbvre de LaBarre was the Governor of New France from 1682 to 1685. He had previously been Governor of Auvergne and of the French Antilles (1666 and 1667, then temporarily until 1669)

He was originally an administrator, who then became an officer in the French Navy.

Having replaced the frustrated Comte de Frontenac, LaBarre set out to permanently establish the fur trade in the west (in and around what is now Kingston, Ontario). In 1683 he, along with a few hundred soldiers (Troupes de la marine), made camp at the future site of Oswego, New York to wait for the Iroquois to attack. After a while, over a hundred of LaBarre's men fell ill and supplies ran out. LaBarre and his men elected to return to Montreal and abandon the west. They left Oswego and Fort Frontenac (Kingston) to the Iroquois. As punishment, the French government handed LaBarre's governorship to Jacques-René de Brisay, Marquis de Denonville, a tough, pious cavalry officer.

In 1687 de la Barre was again Governor of Cayenne

Jean-François de la Barre, known as the Chevalier de La Barre, was his descendant. Quoted from Wikipedia
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