Etats-Unis d'amerique

Mss.917.3.R76

Date: Circa 1837 | Size: 2 Volumes

Abstract

A published first edition, 1837, of Jean Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle's History of the United States of America, in French, with a companion volume of original sketches used for the 96 engraved plates. Sketches are of American scenes and history, some apparently original, others after de Bry and other artists, all used in Roux de rochelle's book.

Background note

Elected to the APS in 1836, Roux de Rochelle served as French minister to the United States from 1829-1831.

Scope and content

Native American Images note: 27 original drawings of Native Americans and 27 steel engravings of the same for Roux de Rochelle's Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Indigenous people, primarily from the southern states, in native attire depicted as hunting, fishing, playing, mourning, warring, eating, cooking, and celebrating. Some illustrations accompanying the early text are based on Theodore DeBry's engravings of John White's watercolor drawings of Roanoke Island in 1585. With the later historical text are illustrations of Oneidas, Mohawks, and Delawares conferring or warring with Europeans. Also, sketches of petroglyphs, pottery, wampum, and headgear. Illustrators and engravers include Vernier, Branche, and Milbert.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

2 volumes.

Provenance

Both volumes presented by the author.

Processing information

Inventory is not complete, only scanned images are noted.

Early American History Note

These two bound volumes contain a printed copy of Jean Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle Etats-Unis D'Amerique, a Frenchman's take on American history and culture, and a volume that contains what appears to be drafts of the images that were printed in the book. Many of the images in the second volume appear to be based upon more well-known works of art. Some are in color.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Art
  • Engravings.
  • Foreign Language
  • Illustrations.
  • Printed Material
  • Sketchbooks
  • Sketches.

Subject(s)

  • Delaware Indians
  • Indians of North America -- Florida
  • Indians of North America -- North Carolina
  • Literature, Arts, and Culture
  • Lumbee Indians
  • Mohawk Indians
  • Oneida Indians
  • Seminole Indians


Detailed Inventory

No.1 Guerriers Indiens
1837 
No.2 Declaration de guerre
1837 
No.3 Ceremonies avant le depart pour la guerre
1837 
Ceremony for a departed Seminole
1837 
No.4 Trophies apres la victoire
1837 
No.5 Colonne erigee par Ribaut en 1562
1837 
No.6 Deuil et supplication des Veuves
1837 
Seminole widows
1837 
No.7 Pont naturel de Virginie
1837 
No.8 Jeune fille, mere de famille, Vieillard (Femmes indiennes et Vieillard)
1837 
No.9 Foret (Chute d'eau pres les bains de Schooley)
1837 
No.10 Danse
1837 
No.11 Exercices de la jeunesse
1837 
No.12 Bapteme des anabaptiste
1837 
No.13 Chasse aux alligators
1837 
No.14 Chasse aux cerfs
1837 
No.15 Maniere de fumer les chairs des animaux (Maniere de fumer le gibier)
1837 
No.16 Preparation des mets et repas Indiens (Repas et preparation des mets)
1837 
No.17 Traitement des malades (Maniere de traiter les malades)
1837 
No.18 Passage des rivieres (Passage des rivieres a Gue)
1837 
No.19 Pirogues creusees par l'action du feu (Maniere de creuser les barques)
  
No.20 Exercice de la peche
1837 
Seminoles fishing
1837 
No.21 Village Indien entoure de palissades
1837 
No.22 Guillaume Penn achetant la terre des sauvages
1837 
No.23 Fleches incendiaires
1837 
No.24 Le union d'une famille Indienne (Fete autour d'un feu)
1837 
Delaware celebration
1837 
No.25 Mais; Tabac
1837 
No.26 Palissades naturelles de l'Hudson
  
No.27 Ocelot; Castor
1837 
No.28 Wapiti; Buffalo
1837 
No.29 Premier temple des Quakers a Philadelphie
1837 
No.30 Premiere Eglise Anabaptiste a Providence
1837 
No.31 Predication des Anabaptistes
1837 
No.32 Eglise Episcopale de Richmont
1837 
No.33 Cathedrale Catholique a Baltimore
1837 
No.34 Ruines du Fort Ticonderoga
1837 
No.35 Maison du gouverneur Hollandais a Albani
1837 
No.36 Conference avec les Indiens autour du feu du conseil (Conference autour du feu du conseil)
1837 
Debate around council fire
1837 
No.37 Anciennes fortifications de l'Ohio
1837 
No.38 Anciennes fortifications
1837 
No.39 Anciennes fortifications
1837 
No.40 Inscription et autres antiquites Americaines
1837 
No.41 Hopital de Pensylvanie
1837 
No.42 Wampums et coiffure
1837 
Wampum and head-dress
1837 
No.43 Homme emplume
1837 
No.44 Hotel de ville de Philadelphie
1837 
No.45 Boston et ses environs
1837 
No.46 Maison de Johson dans le pays des Mohawks
  
No.47 Bocage du conseil - les Indiens Oneidas
1837 
No.48 Entree de la riviere d'Hudson
1837 
No.49 Mort de Montgomery devant Quebec
1837 
No.50 Vue de Boston depart de la flotte Anglaise
1837 
No.51 Facsimile de quelques signatures de l'acte d'Independance
1837 
No.52 Plan de la Baie de New York
1837 
No.53 Washington
1837 
No.54 Franklin
1837 
No.55 John Adams
1837 
No.56 Jefferson
1837 
No.57 Lac George
1837 
No.58 Usine de Gleens
1837 
No.59 Pont sur l'Hudson pres Luzerne
1837 
No.60 Chute et rapides d'Adleys
1837 
No.61 Capitulation de Burgoyne a Saratoga
1837 
No.62 Vue actuelle de Saratoga
1837 
No.63 Chute d'eau pres le Mont. Ida
1837 
No.64 Vue de la Ville d'Hudson
1837 
No.65 Vue de West Point
1837 
No.66 Jardin de Koscinsco a West Point
1837 
No.67 Arrestation du Major Andre au Bourg Tarry Town
1837 
No.68 Desastre de Wyoming
1837 
No.69 Prise de Pensacola
1837 
No.70 Capitulation de Cornwallis a York-town
1837 
No.71 Emigrations vers l'Quest
1837 
No.72 Defrichemens
1837 
No.73 Monument de Bunker's-hill, pres de Boston
1837 
No.74 Museum de Philadelphie
1837 
No.75 Hotel de Ville de New York
1837 
No.76 Eglise St. Paul a New York
1837 
No.77 Cavernes
1837 
No.78 Sarigue; Serpent a Sonnettes
1837 
No.79 Inondation du Mississippi
1837 
No.80 Aigle Pecheur
1837 
No.81 Universite de Cambridge pres Boston
1837 
No.82 Universite de Philadelphie
1837 
No.83 Institut de Franklin
1837 
No.84 Banque de Stephen Gerard
1837 
No.85 Penitentiare de Philadelphie
1837 
No.86 Plan de Penitentiare
1837 
No.87 Universite de Virginie
1837 
No.88 College de Kenion (Etats de l'Ohio)
1837 
No.89 Capitole de Washington
1837 
No.90 Presidence
1837 
No.91 Departemens d'Etats
1837 
No.92 Tombeau du Washington a Mont. Vernon
1837 
No.93 Rapides et rochers du Mohawk
1837 
No.94 Vue du Lac Erie
1837 
No.95 Saut du Niagara
1837 
No.96 Voute sous la Chute du Niagara
1837