Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 302

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Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
(TEXAS.) Volume containing a pair of works on the early French settlement of Texas. Folding map in first work; frontispiece plate in the other. xvi, [3]-247; 118, [2]; [8], 119 pages. 8vo, contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, minor wear; paper repairs to first half-title, moderate foxing to first two works; early owner's signature on front free endpaper. Paris, 1819

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Champ d'Asile was a colony of refugees from Napoleon Bonaparte's army, established on the Trinity River in 1818, near the present town of Liberty, TX. Landing in territory disputed between the United States and Spain, the French drew the suspicion of both nations, and they retreated after a Spanish military threat six months after their arrival. This volume contains three scarce works on this ephemeral colony.
[Louis F. l'Héritier.] Le Champ-d'Asile, Tableau Topographique et Historique du Texas. Second edition, with a folding map titled "Le Champ-d'Asile ou Carte des Établissements fondés dans l'Amérique Septentrionale par les Refugies Français d'abord au Texas," showing the various settlements along the northern part of the Gulf of Mexico. Howes L329 ("aa"); Sabin 95072; Streeter, Texas III:1072B.
Heroïne du Texas, ou Voyage . . . aux États-Unis et au Mexique. With a frontispiece plan of the settlement on the Trinity River. "The first Texas novel"--Howes T126 ("b"). Graff 2487; Sabin 31532; Streeter, Texas III:1068.
Also bound with a work on Napoleon's life in exile on St. Helena: Carnet d'un Voyageur, ou Recueil de Notes Curieuses sur la Vie, les Occupations, les Habitudes de Buonaparte a Longwood. 3 hand-colored aquatint plates of Napoleon's Longwood estate. Paris, 1819.