Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
17th century print of Fort Caroline
THIS JUST IN: The French established their first colony in what is now the United States at Fort Caroline in 1564. It was on the banks of the St. Johns River near what is now Jacksonville. This is a 1671 print showing Fort Caroline, depicting it as quite a busy place. Almost a year and a half after the French set up shop, the Spanish arrived and established St. Augustine. Almost immediately, the Spanish attacked Fort Caroline, routed the French, and destroyed Fort Caroline. Today nobody knows exactly where Fort Caroline was located but that didn't stop the National Park Service from establishing a memorial near where it might have been. This print is newly arrived and part of our extensive collection of prints and maps, particularly pertaining to Florida. If you love maps and prints, come see us.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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