Sale 16BP02 | Lot 10

BIET, ANTOINE Voyage de la France équinoxiale en l'isle de Cayenne.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
BIET, ANTOINE  Voyage de la France équinoxiale en land#39;isle de Cayenne.

Lot Details

Lot 10

Paris: Francois Clouzier, 1664. First edition. Contemporary calf, the spine tooled and lettered in gilt with raised bands, all edges gilt. 9 x 6 1/4 inches (23 x 17.5 cm); [12], 432 pp. Covers detached, Explorer's Club bookplate to pastedown and blindstamp to first text leaf, ink notation at foot of first leaf, light foxing, internally clean.
A very good copy of a rare eyewitness account of the second attempted French colonization of Guiana, including an important dictionary of the Galibi (Caribbee) language. Antoine Biet, a priest, was with the company that sailed for the abandoned colony at Cayenne in 1652. Once arrived, the colonization effort was a disaster, and Biet's party took refuge in the Caribbean as the island came under Dutch control. Sabin 5269; Pilling 383; Field 147.

C The Explorers Club Collection

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $1,625 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $1,625 (includes buyer's premium)

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