"Arx Carolina. Charles Fort, sur Floride", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Jacksonville, Florida
Period: 1729 (published)
Publication: La Galerie Agreable du Monde…
Color: Hand Color
13.8 x 11 inches
35.1 x 27.9 cm
This is a lively view of Fort Caroline in present-day Jacksonville, Florida. The French Huguenots under Ribault and Lordonniere built this fort in their second attempt to establish a colony on the Atlantic coast. Erected on the River May (St. Johns River) in 1564, the fort lasted only a year before being destroyed by the Spanish, ending the French colonial ambitions in the region. The triangular shaped fort is shown with its gun emplacements and protective moat. The surrounding countryside is filled with cattle, Indians and colonists going about their daily chores and the harbor is filled with boats and ships.
Lovely color on watermarked paper with wide margins and marginal soiling. There is a light printer's crease adjacent to centerfold and paper repairs in blank margins, far from image.