160 x 205 mm. The upper half of the fold had been split and is backed with only minor loss, left and right margins extended, lower margin with some neatline reinstated, otherwise a good example of an extremely rare map.
This very rare map of the present-day Carolinas did not appear in the early editions of Lescarbot’s ‘Histoire de la Nouvelle France’. It was first published in the 1612 issue. It records the Huguenot inspired voyages which were commanded by Jean Ribaut and René Laudonière between 1562 and 1565. ‘The latitudinal positions of coastal place names are more accurate, being almost 1 degree further south than on the Hondius, in almost exactly their true positions. ‘La Caroline’ is incorrectly shown on the north bank of the River May (St. John’s River), and Charlefort is named at Port Royal. The Montagne de Palassi are described as bearing gold, silver and copper.’ Burden 163; Church (1907) no. 356; Cumming (1938) pp. 476-92; Cumming (1962) no. 30 pp. 17-18; Cumming, Skelton & Quinn (1972) pp. 154-71, 181-92; Lowery (1912) no. 102; Schwartz & Ehrenberg (1980) pp. 64-7.