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The French Left in Fort Charles Suffer from Scarcity of Provisions


Plate VII from Part II of de Bry's Grands Voyages chronicling the French colonial attempts in Florida in the 1560s. The plates are based on Le Moyne's famous drawings of the French expeditions and the customs of Florida natives. In Plate VII, the French, lacking provisions, seek assistance from King Ovade. They discover a fresh-water stream with large crocodiles and banks covered with cypresses. The king greets them kindly and has the French boat loaded with food supplies.
Item Number: EF2642
Cartographer: Theodor de Bry
Place & Date: Frankfurt / 1590
Size: 9" x 13 1/4" (overall sheet)
Condition: b&w as published; margins trimmed close; text block extensively, but well repaired
Price: $360.00