Two different Lahontan issues of an Iroquois Ambush and Battle Scene with French soldiers. Baron de LAHONTAN, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, La Hontan.

Two different Lahontan issues of an Iroquois Ambush and Battle Scene with French soldiers

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.

An Iroquois Battle Scene with French soldiers. Ambush of the Iroquois. Iroquois village. Runners. Long hill on which 500 Iroquois were ambushed. Fur traders . Regular troops. Path. Mr. Dinouville. Savages Amisetalies

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 #8660

$125.00 USD
$154.52 CAD