New voyages to North-America : containing an account of the several nations of that vast continent, their customs, commerce, and way of navigation upon the lakes and rivers, the several attempts of the English and French to dispossess one another with the reasons of the miscarriage of the former, and the various adventures between the French and the Iroquese confederates of England from 1683 to 1694 : a geographical description of Canada and a natural history of the country with remarks upon their government, and the interest of the English and French in their commerce : also a dialogue between the author and a general of the savages, giving a full view of the religion and strange opinions of those people : with an account of the author's retreat to Portugal and Denmark and his remarks on those courts : to which is added, a dictionary of the Algonkine language, which is generally spoke in North America : illustrated with twenty three mapps and cutts

Nouveaux voyages de mr. le baron de Lahontan dans l'Amerique Septentrionale. English
Lahontan, baron de, 1666-1716

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  • With 24 engravings, including a map of Newfoundland added by the author to this edition.
  • Engravings by H. Moll. Cf. Sabin.
  • Vol. 2 has title: New voyages to North-America. Giving a full account of the customs, commerce, religion, and strange opinions of the savages of that country. With political remarks upon the courts of Portugal and Denmark, and the present state of commerce of those countries ...
  • "A short dictionary of the most universal language of the savages": volume 2, pages 287-302.
  • "A table explaining some terms made use of in both volumes": v. 1, p. 275-280.
  • Includes index at end or at the beginning of v. 2.
  • Bookseller's advertisements on final leaf of volume 2.
  • Some authorities consider Letter XVI, v. 1, which describes a voyage on Long River, which may have been Minnesota River as imaginary. The Indians described are for the most part also mythical.
  • Pagination: v.1: [24], 280 p., [13] leaves of plates (2 folded) : 9 illustrations, 4 maps (2 folded); v.2: [2], 302, [16] p., [11] leaves of plates (1 folded).
  • Titles enclosed within double line border.
  • "A conference or dialogue between the author and Adario, a noted man among the savages": v. 2, p. 90-183. This has been attributed to Nicolas Gueudeville. cf. Winsor, Nar. and crit. hist. of Amer., v. 4, p. 257-260.
  • Errata at end of table of contents for both volumes in volume 1.
  • Lande, L.M. Lawrence Lande Coll., 496.
  • Sabin, 38644
  • ESTC, T43043
  • Alden, J.E. European Americana, 703/86

Contents

  • v. 1. Some new voyages to North-America (letters I-XXV); Memoirs of North-America; A table explaining some terms made use of in both volumes -- v. 2. A discourse of the habit, houses, complexion and temperament of the savages of North America; A conference or dialogue between the author and Adario, a noted man among the savages; An appendix containing some new voyages to Portugal and Denmark; A short dictionary of the most universal language of the savages
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