A New Voyage to Carolina

By: John Lawson; edited by Hugh Talmage Lefler

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John Lawson's amazingly detailed yet lively book is easily one of the most valuable of the early histories of the Carolinas, and it is certainly one of the best travel accounts of the early eighteenth-century colonies. An inclusive account of the manners and customs of the Indian tribes of that day, it is also a minute report of the soil, climate, trees, plants, animals, and fish in the Carolinas.

Lawson's observation is keen and thorough; his style direct and vivid. He misses nothing and recounts all--from the storms at sea to his impressions of New York in 1700, the trip down the coast to Charleston, and his travels from there into North Carolina with his Indian guides.

The first edition of this work was published in London in 1709. While various editions followed in the eighteenth century--including two in German--this edition is a true copy of the original and is the first to include a comprehensive index. It also contains "The Second Charter," "An Abstract of the Constitution of Carolina," Lawson's will, and several previously unpublished letters written by Lawson. A number of DeBry woodcuts of John White's drawings of Indian life, sketches of the beasts of Carolina which appeared in the original 1709 edition, and Lawson's map contribute additional interest to this volume.

Title: A New Voyage to Carolina

Author: John Lawson; edited by Hugh Talmage Lefler

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $25.50

Categories: North Carolina,

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press:

ISBN Number: 0807841269

ISBN Number 13: 9780807841266

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 359 pages, paperback, University of North Carolina Press

Seller ID: 841269

Description: John Lawson's amazingly detailed yet lively book is easily one of the most valuable of the early histories of the Carolinas, and it is certainly one of the best travel accounts of the early eighteenth-century colonies. An inclusive account of the manners and customs of the Indian tribes of that day, it is also a minute report of the soil, climate, trees, plants, animals, and fish in the Carolinas.
Lawson's observation is keen and thorough; his style direct and vivid. He misses nothing and recounts all -- from the storms at sea to his impressions of New York in 1700, the trip down the coast to Charleston, and his travels from there into North Carolina with his Indian guides.
The first edition of this work was published in London in 1709. While various editions followed in the eighteenth century -- including two in German -- this edition is a true copy of the original and is the first to include a comprehensive index. It also contains "The Second Charter," "An Abstract of the Constitution of Carolina," Lawson's will, and several previously unpublished letters written by Lawson. A number of DeBry woodcuts of John White's drawings of Indian life, sketches of the beasts of Carolina which appeared in the original 1709 edition, and Lawson's map contribute additional interest to this volume.

Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Lawson's Long Trail
John Lawson's Career in North Carolina
The Lawson Map
Naturalist and Collector of Botanical Specimens
Editions of Lawson's Book
Plagiarisms of Lawson
A New Voyage to Carolina
Dedication
Preface
Introduction
A Journal
A Description of North Carolina
Of the Corn of Carolina
Of the Herbs of Carolina
The Present State of Carolina
The Natural History of Carolina
Of the Vegetables of Carolina
The Beasts of Carolina
Insects of Carolina
Birds of Carolina
Fish of Carolina
An Account of the Indians of North Carolina
Appendixes
The Second Charter
An Abstract of the Constitution of Carolina
Letters from John Lawson to James Petiver of London
John Lawson's Will
Index