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Epic poem on the discoveries of Christopher Columbus by a French female writer

DUBOCCAGE, Marie Anne.
La Colombiade, ou la foi portée au Nouveau Monde. Poëme.
Paris, Desaint and Saillant, 1756. 8vo. With full-page engraved portrait, 10 numbered engraved plates, engraved vignette and head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, front board with gold-tooled initials ''M.G.'' (= M. Gaillard) and date 1757.
€ 1,500
First edition of an illustrated epic poem on the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus, the illustrations including a portrait of the author Marie Ann Du Boccage (1710-1802), who entertained famous French writers at her literary salon at Paris. Also with 10 numbered engraved plates depicting Columbus meeting the indigenous Americans, a scene of Columbus's ship in a storm at sea by Chedel, etc.
With owner's signatures. Very good copy of an epic poem on Columbus.
Sabin 21007.
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