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De Bry Rare Books

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Floridae Americae Provinciae Recens & exactissima descriptio Auctore Iacobo le Moyne cui cognomen de Morgues, Qui Laudonnierum.

Description

Floridae Americae Provinciae Recens & exactissima descriptio Auctore Iacobo le Moyne cui cognomen de Morgues, Qui Laudonnierum. Rare and cornerstone early map of Florida by Theodor De Bry. 18x14 inches. Clean and beautiful map with stunning modern colouring. The map has been professionally restored with significant areas of facsimile on the lower portion of the map(around 1-1.5 inches) and at the margins. The border decoration is in facsimile throughout. The price is around half the usual retail price on account of this work. This map is based on the voyage of Jacque le Moyne and Laudonierre and was issued with De Bry's famous early work on Florida "Brevis Narratio Eorum Quae in Florida Americae Provincia" in 1591. It is a hugely important map and the most celebrated early map of Florida - a must for any collector of Florida maps. The map depicts Florida following the early exploration of Jacques le Moyne and René Goulaine de Laudonnière who established Fort Caroline during a failed French attempt at colonising Florida. An excellent opportunity to obtain this rare and important map.

Price

£6000.00