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Nicolas Le Camus De Mézières - Publications
... Dissertation de la Compagnie des architectes-experts des bâtiments à Paris en réponse au mémoire de M ... sur la théorie et la pratique des gros bois de charpente, 1763, 12mo ... Le génie de l'architecture, ou L'analogie de cet art avec nos sensations, 1780, 8vo ...
Coureur Des Bois - Notable Coureurs Des Bois
... Jean Nicolet (Nicollet) de Belleborne (Ca. 1598 – 1 November 1642) was a French coureur des bois noted for exploring Green Bay in what is now the U.S ... In that same year, he was recruited by Samuel de Champlain who arranged for him to live with a group of Algonquians, designated as the “Nation of the Isle” to learn ...
... Saint-Martin-des-Bois is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France ... The Benedictine abbey of Saint-Georges des Bois is adjacent to the village centre ...

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