BARBE-MARBOIS (F.): Histoire de la Louisiane.... - Lot 208 - Osenat

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BARBE-MARBOIS (F.): Histoire de la Louisiane.... - Lot 208 - Osenat
BARBE-MARBOIS (F.): Histoire de la Louisiane. Firmin Didot, 1829. In-8 contemporary marbled boards (slight foxing and traces of dampness). First edition. One large folding map in color. Remarkable history of Louisiana from the discovery of the Mississippi in 1672 to the dispersal of the Champ d'Asile in 1819, supplemented by numerous considerations on population, exploration, culture, slavery, etc. "Le traité par lequel la Louisiane par la découverte du Mississipi en 1672 jusqu'à la dispersion du Champ d'Asile en 1819 complétée par nombreuses considérations sur la population, l'exploration, la culture, l'esclavage etc.". "The treaty by which Louisiana was ceded to the United States, twenty-six years ago, has recently given rise to regrets which seem to me to deserve all the more attention, as they are made in good faith. I believed that the history of this negotiation would dispel a few errors and clarify the doubts that have arisen" (Preliminary note). A former French consul to the United States, then intendant of Saint-Domingue, Barbé-Marbois became a deputy and then president of the Conseil des Anciens under the Directoire, and was deported to French Guiana after the coup d'état of 18 fructidor (September 1797). Returning to France in 1800, he became Director, then Minister of the Treasury, and it was he who negotiated the cession of Louisiana to the United States in 1803. Appointed President of the Court of Auditors by Napoleon in 1807, he ended his career in this position under Louis-Philippe in 1834. Sabin, 3306; Leclerc, 806; Chadenat, 746. A good copy.
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