A Description of the English Province of Carolana, By the Spaniards Call'd Florida, And By the French La Louisiane. As Also of the Great and Famous River Meschacebe or Mississippi, The Five Vast Navigable Lakes of Fresh Water, and the Parts Adjacent. Daniel Coxe.
A Description of the English Province of Carolana, By the Spaniards Call'd Florida, And By the French La Louisiane. As Also of the Great and Famous River Meschacebe or Mississippi, The Five Vast Navigable Lakes of Fresh Water, and the Parts Adjacent.
A Description of the English Province of Carolana, By the Spaniards Call'd Florida, And By the French La Louisiane. As Also of the Great and Famous River Meschacebe or Mississippi, The Five Vast Navigable Lakes of Fresh Water, and the Parts Adjacent.
A Description of the English Province of Carolana, By the Spaniards Call'd Florida, And By the French La Louisiane. As Also of the Great and Famous River Meschacebe or Mississippi, The Five Vast Navigable Lakes of Fresh Water, and the Parts Adjacent.
A Description of the English Province of Carolana, By the Spaniards Call'd Florida, And By the French La Louisiane. As Also of the Great and Famous River Meschacebe or Mississippi, The Five Vast Navigable Lakes of Fresh Water, and the Parts Adjacent.

A Description of the English Province of Carolana, By the Spaniards Call'd Florida, And By the French La Louisiane. As Also of the Great and Famous River Meschacebe or Mississippi, The Five Vast Navigable Lakes of Fresh Water, and the Parts Adjacent.

London: Printed for Edward Symon, against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, 1727. Third edition, issued earlier in 1722 and 1726 (the first three editions were issued from the sheets of the first, the second and third with new title pages). 8vo. (54), 122 pp. Large folding map. Howes C-826 ("b"): "Bold assertion of the rights of England to the entire gulf region [Ga., Fla., Ala., Miss., and La.] which had been granted to the author's father, with a description based on a residence there. Coxe was the first American Masonic Grand Master. His book first agitated a confederation of the colonies against French aggressions, later adopted as Franklin's 'Albany Plan' and was the first English account of Louisiana." Sabin 17280. Clark Old South I, 68: "This is largely a compilation from various journals to impress the people of England with the great significance of the Carolina region, and to make English officials jealous of its occupation by the French ... [the author] hoped to plant an English colony on the banks of the Mississippi near its mouth and to force the French out of the lower Mississippi." Church 886. European Americana 727/46. Vail 353. Early Coxe family signature on title page, along with the author's date of death and burial place (some burn through from the ink). Very good copy in a lovely new binding. Recent calf, antique style, tooled with Cambridge panels, spine with raised band and leather title label, by Philip Dusel. (61128) (9796). Item #61128

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