Place Published: [Paris]
Date Published: [1715 & 1728]
Edition: Very early edition
Binding: No binding
Two copper engravings from 1715 snd 1728 editions, each 3-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches approximately. Very good condition.
West at the top. A group of indigenous canoes. On the eastern shore of the lake are the French, Jesuit, Huron, and "Savage" villages, with an Ottawa Village to the left of the others. Shows Isle of White Wood, Isle of Missih makinack, a plan of Lake Hurons where the whitefish fishing would take place as well as fathoms of water indicated. A village of François B. Maison
Baron Lahontan (1666-1713), entered the French military and arrived in the New World in 1683 as a teenage soldier. He spent most of the next 20 years exploring the Great Lakes region, and he became adept in the Indian languages. A writer for the North American Review (quoted in Sabin) states "the Baron seems to have been an ardent and enterprising character, with more wit than discretion, but that his accounts bear every mark of authenticity, and are quite confirmed by contemporary as well as subsequent writers on the same country."
Very Good. Item #8647