Two different Lahontan issues of Native Americans on snowshoes pages. Baron de LAHONTAN, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, La Hontan.

Two different Lahontan issues of Native Americans on snowshoes pages

Place Published: [Paris]
Date Published: [1715 & 1728]
Edition: Very early edition
Binding: No binding

Two copper engravings from 1715 snd 1728 editions, each 3-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches approximately. Very good condition.

Engraving illustrates Native Americans on snowshoes and with a brayer, a piece of fabric that passes through a belt of rope both on the front and on the back (snowshoes).

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 #8659

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