Paris: Maradan, an ix (1800- 1801), Maradan, an ix (1800- 18. Original Wraps. 2nd Issue. 2 Volumes. 8vo (21 x 13.5 cm). Original gray paper wraps, large, uncut paper copy. Collation: Volume I - [iv]  2-457 [1-blank], [1-Errata] pp. + portrait, folding map and 2 folding engraved plates (p. 139 as 359; Signature Cc2 wrongly signed Bb2); Volume II & [iv]  2-436, [1- Errata] pp. + 1 folding engraved plate. The wraps are protected with stiff paper covers of faux green leather spine and mottled beige boards. The spine is tooled with gilt bands. The author and title are in white ink. Internal condition is very good. There is only dusting on edges. The portrait of Mico Chlucco in Volume I was drawn by Bartram and engraved by Bovinet. The plates were done by Sellier and the large folding map by Miller. Very Good +. Item #0000127
The French editions are the only ones with the map of the United States. Although references call for 4 plates there are only three in this copy as in that cited by Stafleu and Cowan. This is the second issue (noted by Stafleu and Cowan) of the French edition that describes Bartrams historical travels in southeastern United States and documents Native American tribes and culture as well as numerous animal and plants. This is also a rare copy in original wrappers. (Grasse, p.305; Howes B3223; Sabin, 3871; Stafleu & Cowan, 329 Fr. Ed.).