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Ribault Mural

The 31-by-8 foot mural of Ribault's Landing, painted by Jacksonville native son Lee Adams, is on display in the Special Collections Department on the fourth floor of the Main Library. You may view it during regular hours.
The Landing of Jean Ribault

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The Story of Jean Ribault and Fort Caroline

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Jean Ribault before Pedro Menendez in St. Augustine
Jean Ribault before Pedro Menendez in St. Augustine
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The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on his first voyage
The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on his first voyage .
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The French select a place for building a fort
The French select a place for building a fort.


The Le Moyne/De Bry engravings shown above are part of the Ansbacher Map Collection. These engravings and more can be seen online in the Ansbacher Map Collection or in the gallery on the fourth floor in the librarys Special Collections department.





Jean Ribault Landing at Fort Caroline: A man, a mural, a monument to Florida's French heritage.
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Reading List
Jean Ribault and the Huguenot Colony



A 16th Century French Manuscript Bearing the Only Known Signature of Rene Laudonniere translated and annotated by Charles E. Bennett A 16th Century French Manuscript Bearing the Only Known Signature of René Laudonnière translated and annotated by Charles E. Bennett
Call Number: FLA 975.901 B471s
Reprinted from: Florida Historical Quarterly, v. 39, no. 3, Jan. 1961.
Library's copy inscribed by Rep. Bennett.
Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection
(does not circulate)
Fort Caroline and Its Leader<br> by Charles Bennett Fort Caroline and Its Leader
by Charles Bennett

Call Number: FLA 975.901 B471f
Gainesville:University Presses of Florida, 2002 c1976.
Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection
(does not circulate)
The French in Early Florida:  In the Eye of the Hurricane by John T. McGrath The French in Early Florida: In the Eye of the Hurricane by John T. McGrath
Call Number: 975.901 MCGRATH
Gainesville, Fla.: University Press of Florida, 2000.
A Guide to Jacksonville's Hidden History:  The Huguenots of Fort Caroline, 1562-1565 by Lynda S. Corley

A Guide to Jacksonville's Hidden History: The Huguenots of Fort Caroline,
1562-1565
by Lynda S. Corley

Call Number: FLA 975.912 C799g
Jacksonville, Fla.: n.p. c2004
Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection
(does not circulate)

The History and Antiquities of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, Founded A.D. 1565: Comprising Some of the Most Interesting Portions of the Early History of Florida by George R. Fairbanks The History and Antiquities of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, Founded A.D. 1565: Comprising Some of the Most Interesting Portions of the Early History of Florida
by George R. Fairbanks

Call Number: 975.918 F, 1858a
A Facsimile Reproduction of the 1858 Edition.
Gainesville: University Presses of Florida
The Huguenot Colonization at Fort Caroline Near the Mouth of the St. Johns River, Florida, 1562-1565 by Eamma Rochelle Williams The Huguenot Colonization at Fort Caroline Near the Mouth of the St. Johns River, Florida, 1562-1565
by Emma Rochelle Williams

Call Number: FLA 975.901 W723h
Jacksonville, Fla., Drew Press, 1923?
Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection
(does not circulate)
Laudonniere & Fort Caroline: History and Documents by Charles Bennett Laudonnière & Fort Caroline: History and Documents by Charles Bennett
Call Number: 975.901 B 2001
Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c2001.
Narrative of Le Moyne, an Artist Who Accomplished the French Expedition Florida Under Laudonniere by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues Narrative of Le Moyne, an Artist Who Accompanied the French Expedition Florida Under Laudonnière, 1564 by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues
Call Number: FLA 917.59 L559n
Boston, J.R. Osgood and company, 1875.
Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection
(does not circulate)
The New World:  The First Pictures of America by Stefan Lorant The New World: The First Pictures of America by Stefan Lorant
Call Number: 973.108 L 1965
New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce [1965]
The Notable History of Florida, Situated in the West Indies: Containing the Three Voyages Made by Certain Captains and French Pilots by Rene Goulaine De Laudonniere The Notable History of Florida, Situated in the West Indies: Containing the Three Voyages Made by Certain Captains and French Pilots by René Goulaine De Laudonnière
Call Number: FLA 975.901 L372n 1938
Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection
(does not circulate)
Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America by Miles Harvey Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America by Miles Harvey
Call Number: BIO 759.4092 LE MOYNE DE MORGUES
New York:Random House, c2008.
Pioneers of France in the New World by Francis Parkman Pioneers of France in the New World by Francis Parkman
Call Number: 970.018 PARKMAN
Lincoln:University of Nebraska Press, [1996]
Settlement of Florida by Charles Bennett Settlement of Florida
by Charles Bennett

Call Number: FLA 975.901 B471s
Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1968.
Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection
(does not circulate)
The Spaniards in Florida by George R. Fairbanks The Spaniards in Florida by George R. Fairbanks
Call Number: 975.918 FAIRBANKS
A Facsimile Reproduction of the 1868 Edition.
Ormond Beach, Fla.:Camelot Pub. Co.,
[2002 or 2003]
The Spanish Settlements Within the Present Limits of the United States: Florida 1562-1574 by Woodbury Lowery The Spanish Settlements Within the Present Limits of the United States: Florida 1562-1574 by Woodbury Lowery
Call Number: FLA 973.16 L917sp
New York:London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1905.
Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection
(does not circulate)
The Story of the Huguenots: The French in Florida History by F. A. Mann The Story of the Huguenots: The French in Florida History by F. A. Mann
Call Number: 975.901 MANN
Ormond Beach, Fla.:Camelot Pub. Co., c2003.
Three Voyages by Rene Goulaine de Laudonniere Three Voyages by René Goulaine de Laudonnière
Call Number: 975.901 L
Tuscaloosa:University of Alabama Press, c2001.
The Whole & True Discouerye of Terra Florida:  A Facsimile Reproduction, with an introduction by David L. Dowd The Whole & True Discouerye of Terra Florida: A Facsimile Reproduction, with an introduction by David L. Dowd
Call Number: FLA 975.901 R482w
Gainesville, University of Florida Press, 1964.
Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection
(does not circulate)
The Whole & True Discouerye of Terra Florida:  A Facsimile Reprint of the London Edition of 1563 by Jean Ribault The Whole & True Discouerye of Terra Florida: A Facsimile Reprint of the London Edition of 1563 by Jean Ribault
Call Number: FLA 975.901 R482w 1563a
DeLand:The Florida state historical society, 1927.
Jacksonville Public Library Florida Collection
(does not circulate)