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1700 Map of Pensacola Bay (Spanish)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Digital Object ID ##dmkyj6


  • Digitized: 1700

Summary Note

Florida map, top section enlarged (dated 1700 in Spanish), of the Pensacola area, labeled as the Bay of Santa Maria de Galve and Port of San Miguel de Panzacola with the contiguous coast and other bays, up to the river of Apalache.

  &nnsp; Along the left coast is Santa Rosa Island (Florida), labeled as Punta de Siguenza on Isla de Santa Rosa ("Rofa"); left of the island is "Barrancas" on Punta de Agusxo, south of "S. Miguel" (Panzacola) marked by a house symbol.

  &nnsp; Captions on map:

  &nnsp; Title: Descripcion de la Bahia de Santa Maria de Galve, y Puerto de Sn. Miguel de Panzacola con toda la Costa contigua y las demas Bahias que tiene en ella, hasta el Rio de Apalache, observada, y reconozida por los Ingenieros Dn. Jaime Lajonk, y Don Juan de Siscara. 1700 (translated, "Description of the Bay of Saint Mary of Galve, and Port of St. Michael of Panzacola with the total contiguous coast and the other Bays contained in her, up to the River of Apalache, observed, and reconoitered by the engineers Mr. Jaime Lajonk and Mr. John de Siscara").

  &nnsp; The word "Panzacola" is also "Panza-cola" (meaning "belly-tail").

  &nnsp; Legend of 17 units: Tronco de dies y siete leguas, castellanas, con que se mide este Mapa (translated, "Trunk of 17 leagues, Castillian, whereupon is measured this Map"): the word "dies" is treated as "diez" (meaning "ten").Channel at right: Este Rio es navegable, para lanchas, y canoas, y tiene quatro vocas como se ve (translated, "This River is navigable, for boats, and canoes, and has four mouths as it is seen"): the word "quatro" is treated as "cuatro" (meaning "four").

  &nnsp; Left margin handwriting: Francia / España / Rio de los perdidos (translated, "France / Spain / River of the lost ones"). The Perdido River marked the boundary between French Louisiana and Spanish Florida.General words: Bahia (is "Bay"), Rio (is "River"), Punta (is "Point"), and Sta. (is Santa, "Saint").

Rights Statement Note

Photographs and images may not be sold, marketed, or used for commercial applications without express permission from the University of West Florida. Researchers may use photographs and images from these collections provided credit is given to the University Archives and West Florida History Center, UWF Libraries, Pensacola.

Physical Description Note

Born digital.  Source: Library of Congress, 2012.

Contributor Note

Contributor: Added by Dean DeBolt, 12 January 2017

Repository Details

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