Auction 129, Lot 265

"Gezigt van 't Spaansche Vlek Pensacola, aan de Baay van dien Naam, in de Golf van Mexiko, Beoosten den Uitloop van de Rivier Missisippi", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Pensacola, Colonial Florida

Period: 1769 (published)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 5.8 inches
26.2 x 14.7 cm

This view shows the early Spanish settlement at Pensacola in 1743, from Santa Rosa Island looking south from inside the bay. This is the first eyewitness view of Pensacola. Tirion's engraving is based on a drawing by Frenchman Dominic Serres.


Condition: A

Image is fine with dark, early impression, delicate hand coloring, full margins and text-based watermark. There is a little light foxing in left blank margin, otherwise a fine example.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009