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CHAMPLAIN, Samuel de. (1567-1635). Les Voyages de la Nouvelle France occidentale, dicte Canada, faits par le Sr Champlain Xainctongeois, Capitaine pour le Roy en la Marine du Ponant, & toutes les Descouvertes qu'il a faites en ce pais depuis l'an 1603. Iusques en I'am 1629. Paris: chez Louis Sevestre, 1632. 3 parts in one volume. 4to., (9 x 6 2/8 inches). With the rare double sheet engraved map "Carte De La Nouvelle France 1632" (54 x 21 4/8 inches to the neat line) (small tear near the gutter, one long but unobtrusive repaired tear across the top half, a little light spotting) and 6 engravings in the text, one large woodcut map and one woodcut text diagram, with numerous woodcut head-pieces and initials (some foxing and browning, scattered light spotting, faint dampstains to upper margins of most leaves, extending into text of approximately 30, some small stains on G4-H3 of part I obscuring up to 7 letters, marginal repairs to T4 of part I and G3 of part II, the latter affecting the text with 9 letters supplied in facsimile, 3 tiny wormholes to Z1 & 2 of part II, affecting 10 letters). 17th century calf , ruled in gilt, with gilt arms of Claude Du Sauzay, Seigneur de Varennes and Conseiller du Roi on covers (Olivier 2383), spine in five compartments with raised bands, gilt-titled in the second, gilt double rule and device in remaining compartments (covers lightly skinned, joints rubbed, ends of raised bands exposed, inner hinges weak). Provenance: Claude du Sauzay, Seigneur de Varennes (binding); two largely effaced 19th-century French bookplates; Pierre S. Du Pont III; his sale, Christie's New York, 8 October, 1991, lot 39; engraved bookplate of Bruce McKinney, founder of Americana Exchange and bibliophile, on the front paste-down, his sale Bloomsbury Auctions, New York, 3rd December 2009, lot 69. THE DUPONT COPY, of the second issue, a primary work encouraging the colonization of New France, with the rare folding map, the first to depict the entire great lakes chain and the first collected edition of Champlain's voyages. This issue has the cancelled leaves D2-3 replacing the offensive passage regarding Richelieu. European Americana 632/22; Burden 237; Church 420; Field 268 (Silvestre imprint); Fischer. Champlain's Dream; Harrisse 51; Lande 118 (map in facsimile); Streeter sale VI:3621.