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Book Number 4709 
Author Barrere, Pierre 
Title Nouvelle Relation de la France Equinoxiale, Contenant La Description des Cotes de la Guiane; de l’Isle de Cayenne; le Commerce de cette Colonie; les divers changemens arrives dans ce Pays; & les Moeurs & Coutumes des differens Peuples Sauvages qui l’habitent.  
Date 1743 
Publisher Piget; Damonneville; Durand 
Place of Publication  
Edition  
Volume Information  
Cover Full contemporary calf. Rebacked tastefully in 6 compartments of 5 raised bands with gilt ruling, and gilt decorative devices. Gilt title on 2 with red calf label. Marbled inner upper and lower boards.  
Illustration Illustrated with 19 plates, including 3 maps. The remaining plates depict locals of the region, tools and cultural artifacts, as well as the area’s flora and fauna.  
Size 8vo (159x90mm) 
Condition Very good condition. Plates and text clean and crisp.  
Provenance William Loring 
Pagination P. Half Title, Blank, Title, Blank, Warning (i-iv), Foldout Map, 1-250. 
Reference Sabin 477 
Translation Info  
Notes Pierre Barrere wrote this book on Guyana’s inhabitants, their culture, and the region’s environmental features after spending several years in the French colony. At the time the book was published it was highly sought out because of its accuracy. Barrere (1690-1755) was a naturalist and physician to King Louis XV of France.  
Price (US$) 950  
Short Description Book Americas South; Book Natural History General; Book Voyages General;  
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