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FATHER LOUIS HENNEPIN

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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.

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LA SALLE’S EXPLORATION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, HANDSOMELY BOUND

HENNEPIN, Father Louis. New Discovery of a Vast Country in America. Chicago, 1903. Two volumes.

Illustrated edition chronicling LaSalle’s explorations of the Mississippi River, with two facsimile title pages, two fine folding maps, and six plates, handsomely bound. $700.

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