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A Fabricated New World: Theodore de Bry’s Florida Engravings with Summer Bias

September 1, 2021


Date(s) - September 1, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


In 1564, artist and cartographer Jacques Le Moyne arrived in present-day Jacksonville as part of France’s attempt to establish a Huguenot settlement. Le Moyne painted his surroundings: flora, fauna, and the Timucua natives.

Years later, these images were turned into engravings and sold to the public by Belgian engraver Theodore de Bry. The engravings were accepted for years as true recreations of Le Moyne’s firsthand Florida sightings, but more recently, scholars argue that these works were heavily fabricated. Summer Bias, Curator at the Amelia Island Museum of History, will discuss this early-Florida art mystery.

Attendance is free and open to the public and attendants may bring their lunch. Masks are mandatory when audience members are not eating. Seating is limited, first come, first served. This program is wheelchair accessible.

Watch this program remotely at https://www.twitch.tv/ameliaislandmuseumhistory

For more information contact Summer at 904-261-7378 x.102 or Summer@AmeliaMuseum.org