An antique map dealer based in North Redington beach, "La Rose des Vents" publishes books illustrated ....with plenty of beautiful antique maps and engravings.
Written side by side in English and French , these books provide the reader with listorical and anecdotal insights on the antique cartography of certain parts of the world.
"This Flat Country of Ours", "Ce Plat Pays Qui Est le Nôtre", is no less than the History of Florida...but not in the manner it is taught in school. It offers a mosaic of chronological historical anecdotes and little known connections.
"Ports of Call of the Silver Fleet", "Escales sur la Route de l'Or", deals with the harbors where the Spanish galleons stopped over. When did they come, what did they unload, when did the depart, with what kind of freight and where did they head for?
"Lost Colonies in the Americas", "Colonies Perdues des Amériques", (not yet published), recounts the fate of the many colonies whch did not succeed (by opposition to those which thrived and are still among us today).
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Plus de détails en français ci-dessous.