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Auction 91, Lot 346

"Galli ad Portum Regalem perveniunt",

Subject: Florida

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Petits Voyages

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 6.2 inches
21.6 x 15.7 cm

This engraving records the French discovery and naming of Port Royal. It depicts their ships anchored at the mouth of the river and an exploration party in a small boat in the river. The land is filled with turkeys, deer and an Indian village. The villagers were feasting on a small wolf and fled when they saw the explorers. Whereupon the French named the place Wolf's Point. A very fine impression of this important early American engraving. On a full sheet of Latin text.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/14/2000