Florida and Southeast US Antique Map Print (1591)


Product Code: 15174

Archival print reproduction of an antique map of Florida and the Southeast US from 1591 by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues.

  • Medium: Art print
  • Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, heavyweight, matte finish
  • Ink: Archival pigment ink
  • Size: 11x14 or 16x20 inches (includes a 1/4 inch white border)

About This Map

This map shows the Florida region and the coastline to the northeast, Port Royal, Fort Caroline, Cuba, rivers, native villages, and other geographical entities, and remained the definitive map of the region for 100 years after it was published though the map contains numerous inaccuracies. The northeast coast extends too far east, and the map shows the Sea of Verrazano at the top, a great inland sea thought by the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano to lie to the west of the Outer Banks of North Carolina before the mainland in that area had been explored. Lake George in Florida and the Okefenokee Swamp seem to be shown, and the Appalachian Mountains (Montes Apalatci) are clearly labeled below the depiction of the Sea of Verrazano.

Title: Floridae Americae Provinciae Recens et Exactissima Descriptio (Recent and Accurate Map of Florida, Province of America)
Author: Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (d. 1588)
Year: 1591
Language: Latin

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