De Luna Landing

A watercolor by Herbert Rudeen illustrates Tristan de Luna's historic landing at Pensacola Bay in August 1559. De Luna's failed plan to establish a Spanish presence along the lower Atlantic coast, the Gulf Coast, and the interior of the Southeast included the colonization of Ochuse (Florida), Coosa (Georgia), and Santa Elena (South Carolina).

Courtesy of Pensacola Historical Society

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries