[Jean Ribault at Charlesfort.]
Engraving. Sheet 140 x 150mm (5˝ x 6"). Trimmed from a larger sheet, mounted on card.
A vignette scene of Jean Ribault (1520-65) at Charlesfort, the settlement he founded in Florida (but now South Carolina), shown on good terms with the local native Americans. Unfortunately relations were not so good with the Spanish: following the destruction of his fleet by a hurricane Ribault surrendered his destitute army to a Spanish force, who promptly knifed Ribault and his predomininately Huguenot followers. This is one of twenty vignette scenes decorating the borders of Abbé Clouet's wall map of the Americas, 'Carte d'Amerique Divisee en ses Principaux Pays Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Recents...'.
[Ref: 39090] £450.00