"De Vaste Kust van Chicora Tussen Florida en Virginie, door Lucas Vasques d'Ayllan en Andere, van Hispaniola", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Colonial Southeast and Caribbean
Period: 1706 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm
Scarce map of an unusually-shaped Florida, with the Carolinas north to Cape Hatteras and the western Caribbean. The map is based on the explorations of Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón, as reported to Alonso d'Ojeda, who explored the coast of South Carolina in 1526 with a retinue of 500 colonists, and settled near an area that was reportedly near the mouth of the Peede River. Ayllon died of ship's fever in 1526 and the remaining colonists abandoned the would-be settlement and straggled homeward to Hispaniola. The map derives its name from a native village on the South Carolina coast named Chicora, land that Ayllón received a patent for from Charles V. In addition to Chicora, the fictional Lake May is shown, here named as Lac Grande. Cape Fear River is named as R. Jordan, and the native villages of Pomejoc and Secotan are noted. The cartouche is flanked by natives in a pastoral landscape scene milking deer and playing flutes.
References: Cumming (SE) #141.
Nice impression and attractive color.