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 Majesty K. William

Hennepin, Louis, active 17th century

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  • Creator by L. Hennepin ; to which is added, several new discoveries in North-America, not publish'd in the French edition
  • Format Books
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  • Publication London : Printed for M. Bentley, J. Tonson, H. Bonwick, T. Goodwin, and S. Manship, 1698.
  • Physical Details
    • 20 unnumbered pages, 355 pages, 30 unnumbered pages, 178 pages, 9 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, folded maps ; 20 cm
  • OCLC ocm07263643


  • First English ed. Shea's no. 1, with t.p. of his no. 2. Cf. Shea, Descr. of Louisiana, 1880, p. 392.
  • "A continuation" with special t.p. ([1], [30], 178 p.) is bound after p. 355, with catchword on p. 178 "An account" referring to "An account of several new discoveries in North-America" (p. [301]-355) which is bound after p. 299 (p. [300] being blank but included in pagination).
  • [Part 1] is a translation of the "Nouvelle découverte"; [pt.2] of "Nouveau voyage", with special t.p. and pagination: A continuation of the new discovery of a vast country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France and New Mexico; ... by L. Hennepin ... London : Printed in the year 1698.
  • Appended [?] to part 2: Joliet's account with half-title "An account of several new discoveries in North-America": p. [301]-306; "An account of M. la Salle's voyage to the river Mississippi ...": p. 307-317; "A discovery of some new countries and nations in the Northern-America / by Father Marquette", etc.: p. 318-355.
  • Engraved half-title: A new discovery of a large country in America by Father Lewis Hennepin.
  • Wing (2nd ed.) H1450
  • Thacher, II, p. 23 (Americana)
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