Florida zoo als het van de Spaanschen en Franschen wordt bezeten, Paris, ca. 1705.

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By Sanson, Nicolas (1600-1667).

Sanson’s map illustrates Spanish colonies and politically enhanced French colonies of present-day Southern United States. Though French presence was absent for over a hundred years in the “Floride Francoi” region, France reasserted claims over the land. Present-day Florida is labeled “Tegesta Prov,” which is a reference to the Tequesta natives. The Dutch language edition of the map is uncommon.

From The Helen Carmichael Purdy Foundation.