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A New Voyage to Carolina

Artist/Maker:
Lawson, John __author
Place Made:
London Great Britain
Date Made:
1709
Dimensions:
__ __8 1/8 __6 3/4
Accession Number:
5851.2a
Description:
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.”

Like many eighteenth century publications, Lawson’s was bound together with other pamphlets into a single volume by its owner. Lawson’s voyage is just one of many texts bound into this hefty volume.

Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas A. Gray in honor of Thomas Kenan III (acc. 22036_161)