Auction 162, Lot 248

"A Perspective View of Pensacola...", Hinton, John

Subject: Pensacola, Florida

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.9 x 4.9 inches
25.1 x 12.4 cm

This early view of Pensacola was issued after a hurricane wiped out the settlement on Santa Rosa Island (1754), and the town was forced to move onto the mainland. Published at the conclusion of the French & Indian War, the British divided Florida between East & West, and Pensacola became the capital of West Florida. At this point in time, Pensacola was a barely more than a garrison town and only a few buildings are identified including a fort, church, Governor's House, Commandants House, and a well. Several small boats fill the Pensacola Bay in the foreground. The view was published in the January 1764 edition of Universal Magazine.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 690.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light toning.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/26/2017

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