A New Voyage to Carolina

A New Voyage to Carolina
John Lawson (1674-1711)
LOA: 8 1/8”’; WOA : 6 ¾”
Promised gift of Thomas A. Gray in honor of Thomas Kenan III

John Lawson’s account of his thousand-mile trek through the interior of North and South Carolina is one of the earliest and most important natural histories of the South. It also contains an account of native fauna, including the possum, which Lawson writes, “is the Wonder of all the Land-Animals… if a Cat has nine Lives, this Creature surely has nineteen.”