"St. Augus. de Floride", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l' Univers
Color: Black & White
4.2 x 5.8 inches
10.7 x 14.7 cm
A nice early bird's-eye view of St. Augustine providing an excellent view of the fort and the tiny settlement. In the foreground is a large warship under full sail with flags waving, plus a smaller coastal sailing ship. Ribbon-style title cartouche floats above.
Dark, early impression on fine hand laid paper with original margins. One large worm hole in upper margin away from text and view.