1763 Dom Serres Engraving of Pensacola, Florida
- Digitized: 1763
The January 1764 issue of Universal Magazine (London) contained an article titled "Florida being now in our possession, a more perfect knowledge of it would be of the greatest service to such shipping as may be sent to that part; and, as Pensacola in Florida seems to be a place of some importance . . . we presumed that a perspective view of it, with an account of its harbour and settlement, would at present be very acceptable to our readers . . ." [Universal Magazine, v. 34 (January 1764), pp. 37-38. The article contains a brief description of Pensacola, with an "Extract of a letter from Pensacola, October 5, 1763,"
&nnsp; Accompanying the artcle is an engravng titled "A perspective view of Pensacola" by Dominic Serres, though published in 1764, would be a view of the settlement on Santa Rosa Island in 1763.
&nnsp; The color engraving is the original 1764 engraving, Dutch edition, that has been hand-colored, and is held in the framed collection of the University Archives and West Florida History Center. The black and white illustration is an original 1764 engraving that was published in the English edition of the magazine and is also held by the Center.
&nnsp; Information is taken from the Bibliography of West Florida, entry BWF 1764-01.
Rights Statement Note
Photographs and images may be used by researchers provided credit is given to the photographer (if known) and to the University Archives and West Florida Hlistory Center, UWF Libraries, Pensacola. Photgraphs and images may not be sold, marketed, published or used for commercial applications without written permisson from the University of West Florida.
Physical Description Note
Original framed and print scanned by the University Libraries IT department in 2006. Added by Dean DeBolt, September 26, 2014. Scans and variations on L drive under Pensacola-Maps, BWF1764-01.