THE DEFENSES OF SPANISH FLORIDA 1565 TO 1763.

Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1941. vii,[1],192pp., plus three full-page illustrations and twenty-two maps (most folding). Folding frontispiece. Quarto. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt leather spine labels, t.e.g. Front board slightly bowed. Bookplate on rear pastedown. A touch of light scattered foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM48307

The introductory material explains the process by which the Spanish colonized Florida, while the bulk of the text explains the evolution of the defense system of Florida, from the early defenses of St. Augustine up through the end of the French and Indian War, when the Spanish were forced to give up claims to Florida to the British. The many maps and plans are mainly devoted to fortresses.

Price: $400.00