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Stock# 50387
Description

"Valuable source for the western country during the late British period" - Howes

3 engraved maps on two folding sheets. Engraved folding table of distances. 68, [4] pages.

8vo. Expertly bound to style in ¼ gilt calf over red paper boards, cornered with vellum.

First Edition in French. Includes two engraved plans on one folding sheet, "Plan des Villages de la Contrée des Illinois" & "Plan des Rapides de la Riviere d'Ohio"; plus "Carte des Environs de Fort Pitt et de la Nouvelle Province Indiana," this last hand-colored in outline - it is traced from Hutchins' large map, "A New Map of the Western Parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina." This map is not in the English edition. The folding table shows distances from Fort Pitt to the juncture of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

The final four pages have a list of Indian tribes in the area, as well as a catalog of American maps by Le Rouge.

Condition Description
Minor to moderate stain to the gutter of the last few leaves, including the folding map of “Indiana” and the table of distances. Very few corners repaired elsewhere.
Reference
Bradford 2502; Howes H846; Sabin 34055.