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Author Lahontan, baron de, 1666-1716.

Title New voyages to North-America. : Containing an account of the several nations of that vast continent; their customs, commerce, and way of navigation upon the lakes and rivers; the several attempts of the English and French to dispossess one another; with the reasons of the miscarriage of the former; and the various adventures between the French, and the Iroquese confederates of England, from 1683 to 1694. A geographical description of Canada, and a natural history of the country, with remarks upon their government, and the interest of the English and French in their commerce. Also a dialogue between the author and a general of the savages, giving a full view of the religion and strange opinions of those people; with an account of the authors retreat to Portugal and Denmark, and his remarks on those courts. To which is added, a dictionary of the Algonkine language, which is generally spoke in North-America. Illustrated with twenty-three maps and cuts. / Written in French by the Baron Lahontan, Lord Lieutenant of the French colony at Placentia in Newfoundland, at that time in England. Done into English .. In two volumes. A great part of which never printed in the original..

Publication Info. London : Printed for John Brindley, bookseller, at the King's-Arms in New-Bond-Street, bookbinder to Her Majesty, and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; and Charles Corbett, at Addison's-Head, Temple-Bar., 1735.


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Edition The second edition.
Description 1 online resource (314 pages).
Series Toronto anthology
Toronto anthology.
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Note Edition statement printed between "Done into English" and "In two volumes" on title page.
Translation of: Nouveaux voyages de Mr. le baron La Hontan, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, first printed The Hague, 1703.
Vol. 2 has title: New voyages to North-America. Giving a full account of the customs, commerce, religion, and strange opinions of the savages of that country. With political remarks upon the courts of Portugal and Denmark, and the present state of the commerce of those countries. The second edition ..
"A table explaining some terms made use of in both volumes": v. 1, p. 275-280.
"A discourse of the habit, houses, complexion and temperament of the savages of North-America": v.2, p. 3-91.
"A conference or dialogue between the author and Adario, a noted man among the savages": v. 2, p. 92-185.
"An appendix, containing some new voyages to Portugal and Denmark": v. 2 p. 187-288.
"A short dictionary of the most universal language of the savages": v. 2, p. 289-304, includes a brief discussion of the Algonquian and Huron (Wyandot) languages.
The Dialogues have been attributed to Nicolas Gueudeville.
Pagination: v. 1: [24], 280 p., [9] leaves of plates (5 folded); v. 2: 304 p., [10] leaves of plates (1 folded)
Signatures: v. 1: A a B-S T; v. 2: 2A-2T (2T3 missigned 2T4)
Volume 1
Original document: Book.
Summary This is the first in a two-volume series of early 18th-century works which describe, in detail, the social, political and geographical state of North America as seen through the eyes of contemporary explorers and voyagers to the New World from Europe. Both volumes contain descriptions of the Native Americans the Europeans came into contact with, including those native to the Toronto area.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Canada -- Description and travel.
Denmark -- Description and travel.
Indian linguistics -- Wyandot language.
Indian linguistics -- Algonquin languages.
Algonquian languages -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France)
Portugal -- Description and travel.
Indians of North America -- Canada.
Natural history -- Canada.
Local Subject Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Social life and customs.
Indigenous peoples -- Canada.
Subject Wyandot language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Social life and customs.
Added Author Gueudeville, Nicolas, approximately 1654-approximately 1721.
Added Title Nouveaux voyages de Mr. le baron de Lahontan dans l'Amerique Septentrionale. English.
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