Tirion, Isaac
1767

Very early view of Pensacola, Florida from 1767

A Perspective View of Pensacola [German, ed.]

DESCRIPTION: Antique elevation view of Pensacola, Florida on the Florida Panhandle. This attractive engraved view documents the very few structures that existed in that Gulf of Mexico port 250 years ago just after the end of Spanish rule over the city.

From the English-language edition of this view we learn the names of six objects or locations on the view: 1. The Fort. 2. The Church. 3. The Governor's House. 4. The Commandant's House. 5. A Well. 6. A Bungo. (A bungo was a type of boat or canoe used in the southern United States made of a hollowed-out tree.)

This engraving is the one of the earliest available printed view of Pensacola . German text.

After Dominic Serres (1719-1793), a French-born painter primarily of nautical or maritime subjects. Serres was assigned to the Brtitish expedition to capture Havana, led by Admiral Sir George Pocock. It is possible that Serres visited Pensacola during that cruise.

CREATOR: Tirion, Isaac

PUBLICATION DATE: 1767

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Santa Rosa Bay

CONDITION: Good.  Two vertical folds one with slight overfold, now flattened. Clean and solid on chain-laid paper. Upper Corners browned. No stains, tears or other issues.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Tirion

SIZE: 10 " x 6 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 11

PRICE: $260

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