"Pagus Hispanorum in Florida", Montanus/Ogilby
Subject: St. Augustine, Florida
Period: 1671 (published)
Color: Hand Color
14 x 10.5 inches
35.6 x 26.7 cm
An interesting view of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States and the northernmost bastion of the Spanish empire in America. The prosperous city, fort and harbor are bustling with activity. Ships fill the harbor and the foreground is crowded with scenes of indigenous occupation and European colonists. The mountains in the background are fictional, but otherwise the engraving presents a fascinating view of the important city. Attributed to Gerrit van Schagen, this view first appeared in Arnoldus Montanus’ Die Nieuwe en onbekende Weereld and was published in the English translation by Ogilby in the same year.
References: Deak #50.
Wide original margins with some repairs not affecting the image.