Paris: Amable Auroy, 1688.
Second edition (first published 1683, this edition differs just slightly, with minor adjustments to wording and typography). Two parts in one, pp. 312, 107. No map. A very good copy in an attractive binding of speckled calf and marbled boards, with marbled endpapers, gilt spine in six compartments. Hennepin was a Belgian Franciscan missionary who traveled with La Salle's 1678-79 expedition from Quebec to the Illinois River. When La Salle returned to Montreal for supplies, Hennepin continued down the Illinois to its confluence with the Mississippi and then ascended the Mississippi as far as pressent-day Minneapolis. In April 1680, he was captured by the Sioux Indians, who took him on several hunting expeditions, and whose customs he describes here. Hennepin's narrative provided the first description of Niagara Falls and the first account of the headwaters of the Mississippi north of Wisconsin. It was also the first printed work to use the name Louisiana. Howes H-415, Graff 1859; Sabin 31348; Lande 1057 (1683 ed.), TPL 81.