Source: These images are taken from Michèle Duchet, L'Amérique de Théodore de Bry; une collection de voyages protestante du XVIe siècle. Paris: Éditions du Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1987.
Comments: Theodorus (Théodor) De Bry (1528 - 1598) was well-travelled Flemish European engraver, goldsmith, and book compiler from Liège, Belgium, who once worked for Erasmus. He reworked original drawings and paintings by Jacques LeMoyne (1533 - 1588), who accompanied the first French expedition by Jean Ribaut and René Laudonnière of exploration and settlement in 1562 to 1564 to the region along the Atlantic coast just north of the Spanish claimed possessions in La Florida. These explorers founded fort La Caroline, which is now a National Park in Jacksonville. De Bry published a series of images in thirteen parts concerning the encounter and settlement of the Americas. The publications, generally called Grands Voyages, are dated between 1590 and 1634. The Deuxième Partie: Brevis narratio (second part, brief relation) concerns LeMoyne's paintings of this French expedition. Laudonnière and LeMoyne escaped the Spanish counter attack in 1565 and returned to Europe ... with the paintings!