Catalog Archive
Auction 100, Lot 570

"Histoire de la Louisiane et de la Cession de Cette colonie par la France aux Etats-unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale...", Barbe-Marbois, Francois

Subject: History - Louisiana Territory

Period: 1829 (published)



5.5 x 8.3 inches
14 x 21.1 cm

Francois Barbe-Marbois represented France in the preliminary negotiations with the United States on the Louisiana Purchase and his book provides one of the most important sources of information on the subject. He disputes the claim by the United States, in the negotiations with Great Britain, that the northern boundary of Louisiana included the area now comprised in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Complete with the important map "Carte Generale des Etats-Unis" (13 x 9.2") folding and hand colored. 1st edition. 8vo, 485 pp., Imprimerie de Firmin Didot. Contemporary quarter-calf and marbled boards.

References: Howes B115; Streeter III 1599.

Condition: B

Spine partially detached, corners and edges bumped. Occasional scattered foxing throughout. Map with minor discoloration and small binding tear in blank margin.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/12/2002