Auction 122, Lot 273

"[Fort Caroline]", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Florida

Period: 1707 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.3 x 4.3 inches
18.5 x 10.9 cm

An uncommon view of Fort Caroline, the first French colony in the present-day United States. It was established near present-day Jacksonville, Florida in 1564, and it lasted only a year before being wiped out by Spanish forces. This dramatic view shows the French forces building the fort, with their ships anchored in the distance.

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Condition: A+

A lovely impression on a sound sheet with folds as issued. A little minor printer's smudge in the top margin.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/5/2007

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