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The Resource A new discovery of a vast country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico : with a description of the great lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals : also, the manners, customs, and languages of the several native Indians, and the advantage of commerce with those different nations : with a continuation, giving an account of the attempts of the sieur de la Salle upon the mines of St. Barbe &c., the taking of Quebec by the English, with the advantages of a shorter cut to China and Japan, both parts illustrated with maps, and figures, and dedicated to His Majefty K. William, by L. Hennepin, now resident in Holland ; to which are added, several new discoveries in North-America, not publish'd in the French edition

A new discovery of a vast country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico : with a description of the great lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals : also, the manners, customs, and languages of the several native Indians, and the advantage of commerce with those different nations : with a continuation, giving an account of the attempts of the sieur de la Salle upon the mines of St. Barbe &c., the taking of Quebec by the English, with the advantages of a shorter cut to China and Japan, both parts illustrated with maps, and figures, and dedicated to His Majefty K. William, by L. Hennepin, now resident in Holland ; to which are added, several new discoveries in North-America, not publish'd in the French edition

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A new discovery of a vast country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico : with a description of the great lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals : also, the manners, customs, and languages of the several native Indians, and the advantage of commerce with those different nations : with a continuation, giving an account of the attempts of the sieur de la Salle upon the mines of St. Barbe &c., the taking of Quebec by the English, with the advantages of a shorter cut to China and Japan
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A new discovery of a vast country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico
Title remainder
with a description of the great lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals : also, the manners, customs, and languages of the several native Indians, and the advantage of commerce with those different nations : with a continuation, giving an account of the attempts of the sieur de la Salle upon the mines of St. Barbe &c., the taking of Quebec by the English, with the advantages of a shorter cut to China and Japan
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both parts illustrated with maps, and figures, and dedicated to His Majefty K. William, by L. Hennepin, now resident in Holland ; to which are added, several new discoveries in North-America, not publish'd in the French edition
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eng
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Citation location within source
  • H-1451
  • 31370
  • H-416
Citation source
  • Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700
  • Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time
  • Howes, W. U.S.iana, 1650-1950 (1962 edition)
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
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no index present
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non fiction
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A new discovery of a vast country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico : with a description of the great lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals : also, the manners, customs, and languages of the several native Indians, and the advantage of commerce with those different nations : with a continuation, giving an account of the attempts of the sieur de la Salle upon the mines of St. Barbe &c., the taking of Quebec by the English, with the advantages of a shorter cut to China and Japan, both parts illustrated with maps, and figures, and dedicated to His Majefty K. William, by L. Hennepin, now resident in Holland ; to which are added, several new discoveries in North-America, not publish'd in the French edition
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Publication
Note
  • Signatures: A8 b4 B-Q8 R2; A8 a8 B-P8 Q6
  • "Tonson" issue; see Howes
  • The "Continuation" has special t.-p
  • The "Account of Several new discoveries in North-America" includes Joliet's account of New France (p. 185-187); "An account of M. La Salles Joliet's voyage to the river Mississippi..." (p.188-195); "A discover of some new countries and nations in the northern America. By Father Marquette" (p.196-223) and some account of LaSalle's later discoveries and death (p.224-228)
  • Plates include 2 maps: "A map of a new world between New Mexico and the frozen sea...." and "A map of a large country newly discovered in the Northern America situated between New Mexico and the Frozen Sea, together with the course of the great river Mesckasipi...."
Dimensions
20 cm (4to)
Extent
2 parts in 1 ([24], 243, [1] pages, [3] folded leaves of plates; [16], 228 pages, [5] folded leaves of plates)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Bound in black crushed morocco; inner gilt dentelles; gold-stamped spine title "A new discovery in America;" gray endpapers; all edges gilt. Illustrated bookplate on front pastedown of Robert Ernest Cowan, featuring the sailing ship "San Carlos 1769." Inkstamp "Cowan Library 1936" on recto of leaf A3. Acquired by UCLA, 1937.
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illustrations (engravings), 2 maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00653827
  • ucoclc653827
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A new discovery of a vast country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico : with a description of the great lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals : also, the manners, customs, and languages of the several native Indians, and the advantage of commerce with those different nations : with a continuation, giving an account of the attempts of the sieur de la Salle upon the mines of St. Barbe &c., the taking of Quebec by the English, with the advantages of a shorter cut to China and Japan, both parts illustrated with maps, and figures, and dedicated to His Majefty K. William, by L. Hennepin, now resident in Holland ; to which are added, several new discoveries in North-America, not publish'd in the French edition
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: A8 b4 B-Q8 R2; A8 a8 B-P8 Q6
  • "Tonson" issue; see Howes
  • The "Continuation" has special t.-p
  • The "Account of Several new discoveries in North-America" includes Joliet's account of New France (p. 185-187); "An account of M. La Salles Joliet's voyage to the river Mississippi..." (p.188-195); "A discover of some new countries and nations in the northern America. By Father Marquette" (p.196-223) and some account of LaSalle's later discoveries and death (p.224-228)
  • Plates include 2 maps: "A map of a new world between New Mexico and the frozen sea...." and "A map of a large country newly discovered in the Northern America situated between New Mexico and the Frozen Sea, together with the course of the great river Mesckasipi...."
Dimensions
20 cm (4to)
Extent
2 parts in 1 ([24], 243, [1] pages, [3] folded leaves of plates; [16], 228 pages, [5] folded leaves of plates)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Bound in black crushed morocco; inner gilt dentelles; gold-stamped spine title "A new discovery in America;" gray endpapers; all edges gilt. Illustrated bookplate on front pastedown of Robert Ernest Cowan, featuring the sailing ship "San Carlos 1769." Inkstamp "Cowan Library 1936" on recto of leaf A3. Acquired by UCLA, 1937.
Other physical details
illustrations (engravings), 2 maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00653827
  • ucoclc653827

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