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A cornerstone rarity relating to the Mississippi and Australia.

1 folding map of Australia, 2 folding plates, 11 engraved plates (many in text); 16, 43, [1], 18, [2], 32, [2], 20, 14, 8, [2, Errata] pages.

"The chief American interest lies in the fact that the compilation includes the first printed account of the explorations of Marquette & Joliet, together with a map of the discoveries." - Sabin. 

The book has one of the earliest maps of Australia, Terre Australe découuerte en 1644, relating to the discoveries of Abel Tasman.

A Paris, Chez Estienne Michallet rue S. Jaques a l'Image S. Paul. M. DC. LXXXII. Avec Privilege du Roy.

Condition Description
8vo. Expertly bound to style in full French calf, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, original morocco lettering piece in the second.
Howes T156; Greenly 6; Hubach p. 9; Streeter sale 1:101; Graff 4122; Clements One Hundred Michigan Rarities 4; Church 672; Harrisse 147; JCB Catalogue pp. 90--91; Jones 320; European Americana681/141; Sabin 95332