Auction 149, Lot 234

"Eroberung der Statt S. Augustin in America Gelegen", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: St. Augustine, Florida

Period: 1600 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.4 x 7.4 inches
21.3 x 18.8 cm

This engraving is based on Baptista Boazio's important map of 1588. It illustrates the attack by Sir Francis Drake's fleet on the Spanish fort and settlement on May 28 and 29, 1586. St. Augustine, the oldest European city in the United States, was established by Juan Menendez de Aviles in 1565. It soon became the Spanish center of power in North America. Tensions were high between the Spanish and English in the latter part of the sixteenth century, and this was one of the highlights of Drake's expedition against the Spanish colonies in America. Printed on a full sheet (9 x 12.8") with German text below.

References: Burden #131.

Condition: B+

Attractive color with a printer's crease at top left and marginal soiling. There is no right margin, apparently as issued.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 5/21/2014