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A New Voyage to Carolina

By John Lawson, 1674-1711

John Lawson's amazingly detailed yet lively book is easily one of the most valuable of the early histories of the Carolinas, and it is certainly one of the best travel accounts of the early eighteenth-century colonies. An inclusive account of the manners and customs of the Indian tribes of that day, it is also a minute report of the soil, climate, trees, plants, animals, and fish in the Carolinas.

Lawson's observation is keen and thorough; his style direct and vivid. He misses nothing and recounts all -- from the storms at sea to his impressions of New York in 1700, the trip down the coast to Charleston, and his travels from there into North Carolina with his Indian guides.

The first edition of this work was published in London in 1709. While various editions followed in the eighteenth century -- including two in German -- this edition is a true copy of the original and is the first to include a comprehensive index. It also contains "The Second Charter," "An Abstract of the Constitution of Carolina," Lawson's will, and several previously unpublished letters written by Lawson. A number of DeBry woodcuts of John White's drawings of Indian life, sketches of the beasts of Carolina which appeared in the original 1709 edition, and Lawson's map contribute additional interest to this volume.

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0807841269


Format: Book
Author: Lawson, John, 1674-1711
Title: A new voyage to Carolina / by John Lawson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Hugh Talmage Lefler.
Publisher Date: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, c1967.
Subject: Indians of North America -- North Carolina Natural history -- North Carolina North Carolina -- Description and travel South Carolina -- Description and travel
Isbn: 0807841269 (pbk.)
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System Items Available: 2
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Call Number: 917.5604 Law
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Bib Id: 169427

Format: Book
Author: Lawson, John, 1674-1711
Title: A new voyage to Carolina / by John Lawson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Hugh Talmage Lefler.
Publisher, Date: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, c1967.
Description: liv, 305 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Indians of North America -- North Carolina
Subjects: Natural history -- North Carolina
Subjects: North Carolina -- Description and travel
Subjects: South Carolina -- Description and travel
Other Author: Lefler, Hugh Talmage, 1901-1981
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 0807841269 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 917.5604 Law