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Joutel, Henri
'A JOURNAL OF THE LAST VOYAGE PERFORM'D BY MONSR. DE LA SALE TO THE GULPH OF MEXICO, TO FIND OUT THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISIPI RIVER; CONTAINING, AN ACCOUNT OF THE SETTLEMENTS HE ENDEAVOUR'D TO MAKE ON THE COAST OF THE AFORESAID BAY, HIS UNFORTUNATE DEATH, AND THE TRAVELS OF HIS COMPANIONS FOR THE SPACE OF EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ACROSS THAT INLAND COUNTRY OF AMERICA, NOW CALL'D LOUISIANA (AND GIVEN BY THE KING OF FRANCE TO M. CROZAT,) TILL THEY CAME INTO CANADA'. LONDON: PRINTED FOR A. BELL, B. LINTOTT, AND J. BAKER, 1714
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Joutel, Henri
'A JOURNAL OF THE LAST VOYAGE PERFORM'D BY MONSR. DE LA SALE TO THE GULPH OF MEXICO, TO FIND OUT THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISIPI RIVER; CONTAINING, AN ACCOUNT OF THE SETTLEMENTS HE ENDEAVOUR'D TO MAKE ON THE COAST OF THE AFORESAID BAY, HIS UNFORTUNATE DEATH, AND THE TRAVELS OF HIS COMPANIONS FOR THE SPACE OF EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ACROSS THAT INLAND COUNTRY OF AMERICA, NOW CALL'D LOUISIANA (AND GIVEN BY THE KING OF FRANCE TO M. CROZAT,) TILL THEY CAME INTO CANADA'. LONDON: PRINTED FOR A. BELL, B. LINTOTT, AND J. BAKER, 1714
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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Joutel, Henri
'A JOURNAL OF THE LAST VOYAGE PERFORM'D BY MONSR. DE LA SALE TO THE GULPH OF MEXICO, TO FIND OUT THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISIPI RIVER; CONTAINING, AN ACCOUNT OF THE SETTLEMENTS HE ENDEAVOUR'D TO MAKE ON THE COAST OF THE AFORESAID BAY, HIS UNFORTUNATE DEATH, AND THE TRAVELS OF HIS COMPANIONS FOR THE SPACE OF EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ACROSS THAT INLAND COUNTRY OF AMERICA, NOW CALL'D LOUISIANA (AND GIVEN BY THE KING OF FRANCE TO M. CROZAT,) TILL THEY CAME INTO CANADA'. LONDON: PRINTED FOR A. BELL, B. LINTOTT, AND J. BAKER, 1714
8vo (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.; 190 x 114mm). Engraved map "A New Map of the Country of Louisiana and of ye River Missisipi in North America Discover’d by Mons. de la Salle in ye Years 1682 and 1686, as allso of Several Other Rivers, Before Unknown and Falling into ye Bay of St Lewis by the Sr. Joutel, who Perform’d that Voyage 1713"; some very light browning and few tiny scattered rust-stains to text, map stained, trimmed close to neatline at left and reinforced at that margin. Antique red morocco gilt by the Dragonfly Bindery.
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Literature

Alden & Landis 714/40; Church 859; Clark, 'Old South' I:14; Field 808; Graff 2252;  Wagner, 'Spanish Southwest' 79b

Catalogue Note

First edition in English, with the fine map showing the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, portions of Texas, and the east coast of America. The title of the map is incorporated into a vignette of two American Indians holding up a buffalo skin, and a vignette of Niagara Falls is engraved upper left.

In 1864, La Salle received royal approval for his plans to establish a French colony in newly named Louisiana, at the mouth of the Mississippi. Unfortunately, his ship from France went off course and he landed in present-day Texas. A colony was established, but eventually failed, and La Salle was assassinated by his own men. Henri Joutel survived, however, and his account is the best description available of La Salle's last expedition to Louisiana and Texas.

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