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The Mapping of North America

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The first edition of Pagès ‘Voyage Autour du Monde’. Pagès, a French Naval Officer, travelled up the Red River to Nachitoches and traversed Texas to the Rio Grande at Lareda. He then travelled south to Mexico City and Acapulco from where he caught the Spanish Manila bound galleon. Pagès work is ‘of great importance for its information on the Spanish colonial empire in North America.’ (Hill). The plates are engraved by Robert Benard a key one being ‘Carte d’une Partie de l’Amerique Septentrionale, qui Contient Partie de la Nle. Espagne, et de la Lousiane’. An early map to name Texas, many Indian tribes and villages are located along his route which is indicated. Graff 3161; Hill p.526; Howes P13; Sabin 58168.
PAGÈS, Vicomte de Pierre Marie F.

Voyage Autour du Monde, et vers les deux Poles, par terre et par mer, pendant les Annees 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774 & 1776

Paris, 1782
WITH AN EARLY MAP OF TEXAS. Octavo, two volumes. Full contemporary speckled calf, ornate gilt spine and labels. pp. [1]-432; [1]-272. With half titles, 10 folding plates, 7 of which are maps.
Stock number: 1510


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