"[Fort Charles]", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: South Carolina
Period: 1707 (circa)
Publication: 'Naauwkeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste…
Color: Black & White
7.3 x 4.3 inches
18.5 x 10.9 cm
This view shows the very short-lived French settlement and fort founded in 1562 in Port Royal. The settlers were not successful, and abandoned the settlement the following year, making a very hard crossing back to England. The Spanish located the abandoned fort and obliterated it in 1564, building their own fort of Santa Elena on its ruins.
A lovely impression on a sound sheet with folds as issued and a little minor printer's smudge in the top margin.