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1ere Vue d'Aigleville, Colonie du Texas ou Champ d'Asile. Occupations des nouveaux colons, Fort Henri, chemin couvert qui mene au fort ed habitation d'un Colon.

  • ARTIST: Louis Ambroise Garneray

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Bassett, Paris.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint engraving,

    DATE: 1819..

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 9 1/8 x 13 5/16" (23.2 x 34 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: An attractive and scarce view of an early French settlement in Texas. With three additional lines of explanation in French. At lower right, credited to "Yerenrag," the reverse of Garneray's name. Champ d'Asile was a short-lived settlement founded by French Bonapartist exiles along the Trinity River in Texas. They were led by Gen. Charles Francois Lallemand, assisted by pirate Jean Lafitte. Scarce.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save repaired tear in title margin, short repair in sky; lacking publication line.

  • REFERENCE: Tyler, Prints of the American West, pp. 28-30.