Auction 117, Lot 175

"La Floride Francoise Dressee sur La Relation des Voiages que Ribaut, Laudonier, et Gourgues y ont faits in 1562, 1564 et 1567", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1677 (published)

Publication: Diverses Cartes et Tables…

Color: Black & White

9 x 6.3 inches
22.9 x 16 cm

This scarce map depicts the French colonization attempts in the Southeast, showing the landings of Ribaut, Laudonier and Gourgues. The map depicts the region first illustrated by Cornelis Claesz in 1602, centered on the May River and Port Royal. The landing points of the French expeditions are shown along the coastline. Several Indian villages are noted in the interior, which is dominated by the Montagnes de Palassi and a huge lake from which the May R. (St. John's River) flows in a south-easterly direction. This is the second state of the plate with the hyphen in Du-Val.

References: Cumming (SE) #61; Burden #381.

Condition: A

Small hole expertly infilled affecting the notation of Laudonier's landing site.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 12/6/2006