11: Le Page du Pratz

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Histoire de la Louisiane, vol. 1
[History of Louisiana]
by Antoine Simon Le Page du Pratz
Paris: de Bure, l’Aîné, la veuve Delaguette, et Lambert, 1758
The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Mrs. Henry C. Pitot in memory of Henry C. Pitot, 92-462-RL

Antoine Simon Le Page du Pratz was one of many enterprising colonists in French Louisiana who saw opportunities for both economic and intellectual gain. From his experiences and observations he wrote one of the earliest histories of Louisiana.