Auction 92, Lot 359

"[Florida]", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Florida

Period: 1591 (circa)

Publication: Grand and Petit Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.5 x 5.7 inches
21.6 x 14.5 cm

Plate I from the second part of this great, early work. The scene depicts the "French Promontory" coast of Florida, the site of the first landing of French explorers in Florida. Laudonniere's two ships are anchored with two boats disembarking to the shore. A group of Native Americans, with their king seated on a pile of laurel and palm branches, is preparing to trade with the explorers. On a full sheet of German text.

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Condition: A

Image very crisp and clean. Minor roughness of paper edges at corners.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/13/2000

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