Context of A new discovery of a vast country in America : extending above four thousand miles between New France and New Mexico; with a description of the great lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals: also, the manners, customs, and languages of the several native Indians; and the advantage of commerce with those different nations : with a continuation : giving an account of the attempts of the Sieur De la Salle upon the mines of St. Barbe, &c., the taking of Quebec by the English; with the advantages of a shorter cut to China and Japan : both parts illustrated with maps and figures, and dedicated to His Majesty K. William, by L. Hennepin, now resident in Holland ; to which is added, several new discoveries in North-America, not published in the French edition