Lot 1189: H Michelant / Alfred Rame VOYAGE DE JACQUES CARTIER AU CANADA EN 1534 1865 Antique Canadian History Nautical Exploration Fold-Out Maps Original Wrappers Appendix
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Relation originale du voyage de Jacques Cartier au Canada en 1534 Documents inedits sur Jacques Cartier et le Canada
Author: Alfred Rame, M. H. Michelant
Publisher: Librairie Tross
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 71/53 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a French explorer of Breton origin who claimed what is now Canada for France. Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona (Quebec City) and at Hochelaga (Montreal Island). [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in its original printed paper wrappers. The exterior shows moderate moisture marking and light edge wear. The spine shows heavy rippling. The binding is solid. The text block shows deckled edges and many uncut pages. The title pages of the main work and of the appendix are printed in black and red. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The work includes two well-preserved fold-out maps.
The appendix includes first printings of a number of documents associated with Cartier, including his letters of patent.
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