L’Univers. Etats-Unis D’Amerique, par M. Roux de Rochelle,..

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L’Univers. Etats-Unis D’Amerique, par M. Roux de Rochelle,..


Book on the history and description of the United States of America from the series L'Univers. A folding map of the USA, description incl. index on 400 pages, followed by 96 pen lithographs (partly stained, no. 30 missing) of the natives, settlers, politics and much more. The engravings of the natives of Virginia and Florida were printed in 1585, following Theodor de Bry's watercolours by John White and Jacques le Moyne. Published by Firmin Didot Frères, Paris.


c. 1837


Lemaitre (1797-1870)

Augustin François Lemaître was a french copper and steel- printer and an illustrator in Paris.

Historical Description

Under the discovery of Americans, we understand the first sighting of the continent by seafarers from the global civilization. Around 1000, the Vikings established a short-lived settlement in Newfoundland, now known as L'Anse aux Meadows. Speculations exist about other Old World discoveries of the New World, but none of these are generally or completely accepted by most scholars. Spain sponsored a major exploration led by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492; it quickly led to extensive European colonization of the Americas. The Europeans brought Old World diseases which are thought to have caused catastrophic epidemics and a huge decrease of the native population. Columbus came at a time in which many technical developments in sailing techniques and communication made it possible to report his voyages easily and to spread word of them throughout Europe. It was also a time of growing religious, imperial and economic rivalries that led to a competition for the establishment of colonies. The formation of sovereign states in the New World began with the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776. The American Revolutionary War lasted through the period of the Siege of Yorktown — its last major campaign — in the early autumn of 1781, with peace being achieved in 1783. The Spanish colonies won their independence in the first quarter of the 19th century, in the Spanish American wars of independence. Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín, among others, led their independence struggle. Although Bolivar attempted to keep the Spanish-speaking parts of Latin America politically allied, they rapidly became independent of one another as well, and several further wars were fought, such as the Paraguayan War and the War of the Pacific. (See Latin American integration.) In the Portuguese colony Dom Pedro I (also Pedro IV of Portugal), son of the Portuguese king Dom João VI, proclaimed the country's independence in 1822 and became Brazil's first Emperor. This was peacefully accepted by the crown in Portugal, upon compensation.

Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)22 x 14,5 cm
ConditionBinding in hardcover with leather embossed in gold
TechniqueFeather Lithography


33.00 €

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