Book/Printed Material Narrative of Le Moyne, an Artist who Accompanied the French Expedition to Florida Under Laudonnière, 1564. Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provicia Gallis acciderunt, secunda in illam nauigatione duce Renato de Laundomere classis Praefecto anno M. D. LXIIII

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Title

  • Narrative of Le Moyne, an Artist who Accompanied the French Expedition to Florida Under Laudonnière, 1564.

Other Title

  • Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provicia Gallis acciderunt, secunda in illam nauigatione duce Renato de Laundomere classis Praefecto anno M. D. LXIIII

Summary

  • Great collections of travel narratives were published in Europe in the second half of the 16th century, reflecting more than a century of European effort to take possession of the New World, both materially and intellectually. A series of travel narratives, known today as "Great and Small Voyages," was published in Frankfurt from 1590 to 1634 by the print shop of Theodor de Bry. This collection was distinguished by the importance and the quality of its intaglio illustrations, engraved in copper plate, and produced for the most part using authentic models. The second volume of "Great Voyages" appeared in 1591 and was devoted to Florida. In addition to the accounts by the explorers Jean Ribault and René Goulaine de Laudonnière, it contained a series of 42 engravings based on drawings and watercolors executed on location by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (circa 1533-88), a Protestant painter from Dieppe. De Morgues accompanied Laudonnière to Florida in 1564 and escaped the massacre of French colonists by a Spanish armada the following year. His engravings are the only surviving visual testimony to an Indian nation that is now extinct, the Timucua Indians of Florida, with whom the French sought an alliance at the time of their attempted settlement. A dozen drawings were devoted to the countries explored by the French; a second series concerned Timucua warfare and rites; and the last series illustrated the customs and organization of their society. Accompanied by brief explanatory texts, these engravings are exceptional ethnographic documents regarding one of the vanished peoples of the New World.

Names

  • Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598 Editor.
  • L' Ecluse, Charles de, 1526-1609 Translator.
  • Le Moyne de Morgues, Jacques, 1533?-1588 Author.

Created / Published

  • Frankfurt am Main : Theodor de Bry, 1591.

Headings

  • -  France
  • -  United States of America--Florida
  • -  1564 to 1575
  • -  Description and travel
  • -  Expeditions and surveys
  • -  Explorers
  • -  Florida -- History -- Huguenot colony, 1562-1565
  • -  France--Colonies
  • -  Indians of North America
  • -  Indigenous peoples
  • -  Laudonnière, René Goulaine de
  • -  New France
  • -  Ribaut, Jean, approximately 1520-1565
  • -  Timucua Indians

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 106 pages.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of France.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

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  • 2021667008

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Chicago citation style:

Bry, Theodor De, Editor, Charles De L' Ecluse, and Jacques Le Moyne De Morgues. Narrative of Le Moyne, an Artist who Accompanied the French Expedition to Florida Under Laudonnière. Frankfurt am Main: Theodor de Bry, 1591. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667008/.

APA citation style:

Bry, T. D., L' Ecluse, C. D. & Le Moyne De Morgues, J. (1591) Narrative of Le Moyne, an Artist who Accompanied the French Expedition to Florida Under Laudonnière. Frankfurt am Main: Theodor de Bry. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667008/.

MLA citation style:

Bry, Theodor De, Editor, Charles De L' Ecluse, and Jacques Le Moyne De Morgues. Narrative of Le Moyne, an Artist who Accompanied the French Expedition to Florida Under Laudonnière. Frankfurt am Main: Theodor de Bry, 1591. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667008/>.