Dec 08, 2015 - Sale 2401

Sale 2401 - Lot 43

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
LE PAGE DU PRATZ, ANTOINE SIMON. The History of Louisiana: or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina. Engraved folding map, half title, title, l, viii, 368 pages; engraved folding map, half title, title, [4], 272 pages. Two volumes. 12mo, modern leather; volume one with repaired tear to folding map, small edge tear to [a12], R2-[R4] with marginal reinforcements in Japanese tissue; volume two with small loss to [B12], smallest tissue repairs to [N3] and [N4]. London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1763

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first english edition. "As the title indicates this edition aimed at strengthening British claims to Louisiana." -- Streeter 130. Publication followed immediately after the French and Indian War in which the French ceded control of most of its territory east of the Mississippi to Great Britain. English designs for westward expansion are well reflected in the two maps. Includes extensive discussion of the proper treatment of slaves and compares English and French thought on the subject. Wheat, Transmississippi West, 158, and see also page 73.