This is a fascinating history of the first French and English settlements on eastern North American seaboards from eyewitness accounts, including those of John White and Le Moyne. Heavily illustrated in black & white and color with the water colors of John White (1585), de Bry's engravings of the Virginia and Florida settlements, and excerpts from Thomas Hariot's New Found Land of Virginia (1588). 292 pp., index, bibliography. First edition, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, NY. Hardbound in beige linen with gilt title and illustration on front cover. Includes pictorial dust jacket protected by Mylar.
Text is slightly toned. Previous owner's bookplate appears on endpaper. Dust jacket is sunned and lightly soiled, with a chip along the edge on front.