Karen Hanmer

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Title: Discovery and exploration of the Mississippi Valley

Discovery and exploration of the Mississippi Valley

Discovery and exploration of the Mississippi Valley

 

Discovery and exploration of the Mississippi Valley, with the original narratives of Marquette, Allouez, Membré, Hennepin, and Anastase Douay by John Gilmary Shea | bound by artist 2016 | $1500

Albany: Joseph McDonough 1903

Closed: 8.75 x 7.5 x 4.25”
Open: 8.75 x 7.5 x 25”

Antiquarian book on exploration of the Mississippi River disbound and signatures tacketed with goat vellum into accordion-folded historical map, Carte de la découverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amérique septentrionale by Jacques Marquette.

Map courtesy of Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

Letter and additional map by Marquette and portrait of LaSalle reproduced from the text and tacketed in at front. Original map also enclosed in pocket at rear of binding. All illustrations printed on Akbar Natural handmade paper from Griffen Mill.

Discovery and exploration of the Mississippi Valley, with the original narratives of Marquette, Allouez, Membré, Hennepin, and Anastase Douay is online at the Internet Archive.