FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF HENNEPIN’S NEW DISCOVERY, 1698
HENNEPIN, Father Louis. A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America. London, 1698.
First edition in English of Hennepin's two important accounts (in three parts) of his American exploration, with additional engraved title page, two large folding maps and six folding copper-engraved plates, including the first view of Niagara Falls. Jefferson owned copies of Hennepin's works, and his maps influenced the planning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. $20,000.