Octavo, nineteenth century quarter calf, panelled cloth boards, gilt spine, with marbled endpapers. XX, 318, 5, (4) pp. Slight loss of paper to the title page. With two folding maps in full contemporary wash colour in excellent condition.
First edition of this first-hand account of Louisiana in a seminal year of its history and West Florida. The year 1803 would mark its hand over to the United States of America as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Pierre-Louis Berquin-Duvallon was a planter and writer in San Domingo who lived in Louisiana between the years 1799 and 1802. The two maps cover upper and lower Louisiana. Clark ‘Old South’ 79; Howes B389; Sabin 4962; Streeter sale 1530.