Voyage à La Louisiane Et Sur Le Continent De l'Amérique Septentrionale, Fait Dans Les Années 1794 à 1798 Contenant Un Tableau Historique De La Louisiane, Des Observations Sur Son Climat, Ses Riches Productions, Le Caractère Et Le Nom Des Sauvages
Author: Baudry des Lozieres, Louis Narcisse (1761-1841)
Year: 1802 (XI)
viii+382 with folding map. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") bound in original leather with renewed spine with red label to spine in gilt lettering. Wagner-Camp 1a; Field 99; Clark II:76; Howes B243; Monaghan 49; Streeter 1571) First edition.
Attributed to Louis Narcisse Baudry des Lozières by Sabin. Author gives a list of known Indian nations on with the list of individual tribes and bibliographical notes giving their locations. "Des sauvages de la Louisiane, dispersés sur les bords du Mississipi, et sur d'autres rivières qui arrosent son continent"; gives a list of Indian tribes and a brief description of their locations and number. "Deux vocabulaires de sauvages", includes: "Langage des Naoudoouessis" [the Dakota language], which includes a glossary of numbers in both the Dakota and French languages, a "chanson sauvage" with its literal and free French translation, and a list of phrases translated into French on pages 348-353; and "Langage des Chipouais" [the Chippewa, or Ojibwa language], which gives a glossary of numbers, a sizeable glossary and phrases in the Ojibwa and French languages on pages 353-362. "Louisiane et pays voisins, d'après les relations et les cartes les plus récentes" is the title of the folded frontispiece map, but the map shows all but the most eastern edges of the United States.
Recased with new spine and renewed end papers, some light foxing else a very good copy.
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