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Narratives - Charlevoix

Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix, 1682-1761

A voyage to North-America: undertaken by command of the present king of France . . . (Dublin, 1766)

Translation of a journal kept by the Jesuit explorer Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix during an exploratory voyage through the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi River, during the years 1720-1722. The journal, composed in the form of letters to the duchess of Lesdiguiéres, describes Canadian and Indian customs as well as geographical features of the country.

Backer-Sommervogel II, col. 1078, no. 6