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Histoire des Découvertes et Conquestes des Portugais dans le Nouveau Monde, Avec des Figures en tailledouce.  [Two Volumes] by  Joseph-François Lafitau - Hardcover - First edition - 1733 - from Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 40250)

Histoire des Découvertes et Conquestes des Portugais dans le Nouveau Monde, Avec des Figures en tailledouce. [Two Volumes]

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Histoire des Découvertes et Conquestes des Portugais dans le Nouveau Monde, Avec des Figures en tailledouce. [Two Volumes]

by Lafitau, Joseph-François

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A very good copy, small repair to title page on volume I, some occasional browning, a few tiny marginal worm holes and a few sma
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Paris: chez Saugrain pere, quai des Augustins, au coin de la rue Pavée, à la Fleur de Lis. Jean-Baptiste Coignard fils, imprimeur du Roi, rue S. Jacques, à la Bible d'Or, 1733. First edition. Modern full speckled calf to style, five raised bands, red morocco labels, gilt rules and titles. A very good copy, small repair to title page on volume I, some occasional browning, a few tiny marginal worm holes and a few small marginal chips, text and plates sharp, in a fine period-style binding.. [8], xxiv, 616, [47], [1] pp; [2], 693, [89], [2] pp. Illus. with 14 engraved plates (including frontis, 1 folding) and 1 folding map. 4to. A history of the Portuguese explorations of the 15th and 16th centuries. The world map delineates the voyages of Vasco da Gama, Cabral, and Magellan. Though best known for his 'Mœurs des sauvages amériquains,' Joseph-François Lafitau (1681-1746), a Jesuit missionary and discoverer of ginseng in North America, also wrote this two volume history which "is not just a compilation of original sources but an attempt to make available to French readers a story of exploration and adventure otherwise denied to them; in the chronicles, he sees a long development of customs hitherto unnoticed, such as he had reported in the 'Mœurs'; from them, understood only, he says, in the original languages of the people who practice them, he builds his 'system' or philosophy of history, and once more he is concerned too with the relation between custom and natural history, or ecology," William N. Fenton, 'Lafitau, Joseph-François.' in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 3. Sabin 38591. European Americana 733/146. Borba de Moraes I: p. 386. Sommervogel IV, 1363. Graesse IV: 71. Brunet III: 14.

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Bookseller Inventory #
40250
Title
Histoire des Découvertes et Conquestes des Portugais dans le Nouveau Monde, Avec des Figures en tailledouce. [Two Volumes]
Author
Lafitau, Joseph-François
Format/binding
Modern full speckled calf to style, five raised bands, red morocco labels, gilt rules and titles
Book condition
Used - A very good copy, small repair to title page on volume I, some occasional browning, a few tiny marginal worm holes and a few sma
Quantity available
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Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
chez Saugrain pere, quai des Augustins, au coin de la rue Pavée, à la Fleur de Lis. Jean-Baptiste Coignard fils, imprimeur du
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1733
Keywords
, Latin America, Exploration & Travel, Asia, Portuguese, Portugal Africa, Book
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