[Engraving] Samuel de Champlain’s Attack on Indian Fort in Western N.Y.

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[Champlain, Samuel de]

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[Champlain, Samuel de]. [Engraving] Samuel de Champlain’s Attack on Indian Fort in Western N.Y. The engraving measures 17 x 22 cm. The image measures 16 x 16 cm. In appearance, this appears to be a copper engraving, but it is unlikely to be so, given that it was probably done around 1850. In very small print under the image one can read: “Copied from the original of Champlain’s Nouv. France Qto. in State Library / Engraved & printed by J.E. Gavit”. (John E. Gavit 1817-1874). Champlain’s “Les Voyages de la Nouevelle France Occidentale” was first published in Paris, in 1619, and is an exceedingly rare and valuable work. A copy of this engraving (with the same dimensions) may be examined online in the digital collection of The New York Public Library. The NYPL does not assign a date to its copy of this engraving. Our copy is a bit creased at the margins, with a fold line about half way. Soiling is minimal and the engraving is in very good overall condition. (#383) $100.00