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"Fort Caroline" - Present Day Jacksonville, Florida - 1591

"Fort Caroline" - Present Day Jacksonville, Florida - 1591

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"Fort Caroline" Near present day Jacksonville, Florida

-Theodore De Bry (1528-1598)

-Plate 9.5 x 13 inches (23 x 33cm)

-Image 8.5 x 6 inches (22 x 15cm)

-1591 (This image is from the German 1st Edition of 1591)

-Very good condition. The page has been professionally restored and cleaned.

-Verso blank


This is plate 10 from the series, describing discoveries on the Florida and South Carolina coast. The plate depicts Fort Caroline, which is the earliest French settlement in the modern day USA. This plate gives an account of the early expeditions of the French to Florida under Jean Ribaut (1562), Rene de Laudoniere (1564) and Dominique de Gourgues (1567).

The account of the Laudonniere expedition was written by Jacques le Moyne (de Morgues), an artist who accompanied the expedition. He escaped massacre by the Spaniards at Fort Caroline and went to England, with the drawings he had made, where he died. After his death his manuscripts and drawings were sold by his widow to De Bry who published them in this volume. It is one of the earliest descriptions of Florida and the first to be clearly illustrated and to describe the local peoples, including the Timucuan Indian tribe.

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