JCB Archive of Early American Images
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Place image published:
[Frankfurt & Leipzig]
[Gebrüden van Dûren]
plate; vol. 1, following p. 354
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16.6 cm. (both pages)
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17.1 cm. (both pages)
Beaver hunt in New France. Includes a European and two native Americans shooting beavers, beaver dam, beavers swimming and gnawing at a tree, and guns or muskets.
Le Beau, Claude
[Avantures du Sr. C. Le Beau. German] Des Hrn. Claudii Le Beau Parlements-Advocaten zu Paris Neue Reise unter die Wilden in Nord-America; ... erster theil.
Source place of publication:
Frankfurt und Leipzig
bey den Gebrüden van Dûren
Claude Le Beau was the son of a good family who was transported as a prisoner, probably for the crime of libertinism, to Canada. The ship on which he sailed, the Eléphant, was wrecked on September 1, 1729, at Cape Brûle, about 30 miles from Quebec. The crew and passengers were saved. In 1731 he was condemned to death for running away and was hanged and garroted in effigy. Nevertheless, he reached Boston and sailed from there to Holland where his adventures were first published in 1738. Le Beau claimed to have worked in the Beaver Office.Translation, by Johann Bernhard Nack, of Avantures du Sr. C. Le Beau, ..., ou, Voyage curieux et nouveau parmis les sauvages de l'Amérique septentrionale, Amsterdam, 1738. For a different translation, by Wilhelm Ernst Burckhard Rosler, see Geschichte des Herrn C. Le Beau., Erfurt, 1752 with a different version of this image at 02597-4.
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Flora and fauna
Indians of North America--Hunting--Canada