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Visual Evidence

Drawing 1: 1578 plan of Fort San Marcos.

1578 Plan for the first Fort San Marcos
(Archives of the Indies, Seville, Spain)

Questions for Drawing 1

1) What kinds of buildings are shown in this drawing? What other objects or landscape features did the artist depict?

2) Based on this drawing, what do you think was important to the Spanish colonists? What did they care about? What do you think they were afraid of? Why? (Refer to Reading 2 if necessary)

3) This is one of two illustrations of Santa Elena from the time of the settlement. Do you think this is a credible source of information about Santa Elena? Why or why not? Explain your answer.


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