St. Augustine At 450: A Look At The Oldest European City In The U.S.

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Tampa Bay History Center says
As St. Augustine prepares to celebrate its 450th birthday, a new exhibition featuring rare maps and prints of America's oldest permanent European settlement will go on exhibit in the History Center's Touchton Map Gallery.

St. Augustine at 450: A Look at the Oldest European City in the U.S. will feature more than 40 original maps, charts and color lithographs of the city, which was originally settled by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565.

Highlights include a map from the 1500s depicting the viewpoint of artist Jacques LeMoyne, who was part of a French settlement near present-day Jacksonville; an engraved powder horn that likely dates to the 20-year British occupation of St. Augustine from 1763 to 1783; and several 19th century lithographs depicting street scenes of the ancient city.
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By: Tampa Bay History Center