Discovery and exploration of the Mississippi Valley: with the original narratives of Marquette, Allouez, Membré, Hennepin, and Anastase Douay. By John Gilmary Shea. With a facsimile of the newly-discovered map of Marquette.


New York, Redfield, 1852.

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Subjects Mississippi River -- Discovery and exploration.
Description lxxx, 267, [1] p. front. (facsim.) fold. map 23 cm.
Notes Narrative of the adventures of La Salle's party at Fort Crevecur, in Illinois, from February, 1680, to June, 1681, by Father Zenobius Membré.--Narrative of La Salle's voyage down the Mississippi, by Father Zenobius Membré.--Account of La Salle's attempt to reach the Mississippi by sea, and of the establishment of a French colony in St. Louis bay, by Father Christian Le Clercq.--Narrative of La Salle's attempt to ascend the Mississippi in 1687, by Father Anastasius Douay.--Appendix: Recit des voyages et des découvertes du p. Jacques Marquette. Unfinished letter of Father Marquette to Father Claude Dablon ... containing a journal of his last visit to the Illinois. La Salle's patent of nobility. La Salle's second commission. Comparative table of the names on the map pub. by Thevenot, as Marquette's, and on his real map annexed.
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Contents History of the discovery of the Mississippi river.--Life of Father James Marquette.--Notice on the Sieur Jolliet.--Relation of the voyages, discoveries, and death, of Father James Marquette, and the subsequent voyages of Father Claudius Allouez, by Father Claudius Dablon ... prepared for publication in 1678.--Narrative of a voyage made to the Illinois, by Father Claude Allouez.--Bibliographical notice of the "Etablissement de la foi", by Father Christian Le Clercq..--Narrative of the first attempt by M. Cavelier de La Salle to explore the Mississippi. Drawn up from the manuscripts of Father Zenobius Membré ... by Father Chretien Leclercq.--Bibliographical notice of the works of Father Louis Hennepin.--Narrative of the voyage to the upper Mississippi, by Father Louis Hennepin. From his "Description de la Louisiane", Paris, 1683.
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