Map Saint Augustine Map, 1589.
About this Item
- Saint Augustine Map, 1589.
- This engraved hand-colored map or view-plan by Baptista Boazio depicts Sir Francis Drake's attack on Saint Augustine on May 28-29, 1586. Boazio, an Italian who worked in London from about 1585 to 1603, made maps to illustrate accounts of English expeditions and campaigns. He prepared a series of maps marking Drake's route for Walter Bigges' work on Drake's expedition to the West Indies, first published in 1588 and followed by later editions. This map highlights an episode from Drake's Caribbean expedition, pictorially portraying how the English corsair (privateer) captured and burned the fort and city of Saint Augustine. The plan includes an illustration of a mahi-mahi, also known as a dolphinfish, which Boazio most likely copied from drawings by John White, governor of the Raleigh settlement in what was then Virginia (present-day North Carolina). Boazio's map is the earliest engraving of any city or territory now part of the United States. Another version of the map survives in the collections of the Library of Congress. The two maps differ in their coloring, but are otherwise identical.
- Boazio, Baptista Cartographer.
- White, John, 1585-1593 Contributor.
Created / Published
- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1589.
- - United States of America--Florida--Saint Augustine
- - 1589
- - Battles
- - Colonial America
- - Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596
- - Exploration and encounters
- - Forts and fortifications
- - Military operations, Naval
- - Ships
- - Soldiers
- - Spain--Colonies
- - Villages
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource at: State Library and Archives of Florida.
- - Content in English and Latin.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- United States History
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Chicago citation style:
Boazio, Baptista Cartographer, and John White. Saint Augustine Map. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1589] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668422/.
APA citation style:
Boazio, B. C. & White, J. (1589) Saint Augustine Map. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668422/.
MLA citation style:
Boazio, Baptista Cartographer, and John White. Saint Augustine Map. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1589] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668422/>.