Journal of the Campaign of the Islands of America Done by Monsieur D.: The Storming and Possession of the Island Saint Christophe with an Exact Description of the More Curious Animals and Trees and Plants of America


This work of 1709 is a first-hand description of the island of Saint Kitts and its flora, fauna, people, and economy during the colonial period. The book is by a French naval officer, Gautier du Tronchoy, who in late 1698 and early 1699 took part in a mission to Saint Christophe, as the French called the island. France and Britain vied for control of Saint Kitts for much of the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1783, the island became a British colony. In 1983, Saint Kitts became independent, as part of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The last part of the book is an unrelated account of fighting in November 1704 in the German town of Breisach am Rhein during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14).

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J. le Febvre, Troyes


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Journal de la campagne des isles de l'Amérique, qu' à fait Monsieur D***. La prise & possession de l'isle Saint Christophe, avec une description exactes des ani maux, des arbres, & des plantes les plus curieuses de l'Amérique.

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274 pages; 17 centimeters

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