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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


Laudonnière
Jay I. Kislak Foundation
René de Laudonnière,
L'Histoire notable de la Floride...

Paris: Guillaume Auvray, 1586.


Laudonnière was sent in 1564 by fellow Huguenot Admiral Coligny to help realize the French dream of establishing a presence in the New World which they could use to compete with the Spanish. The attempt was unsuccessful, and the fruitless adventure might well have been forgotten had not Laudonnière brought out this short, dramatic memoir in 1586.

Other page from this edition Laudonnière

[See also in this exhibition, the de Bry edition of Laudonnière's Histoire]

Promotion and Possession

Exhibition Contents | Introduction | Essays | Bibliography & Links


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