|Eleanor Barnes Sketch
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|Eleanor Barnes sketch
of Roque Leonardi's proper holdings inside St Augustine proper 1777-1801.
This is a cut out version from the paper she sketched upon.
|I stumbled across this hand drawn map at SAHS Research Library a couple of years ago. Charles Tingley and Leslie Wilson thought it was more than likely done by Eleanor Barnes since the handwriting all over the paper looks like her handwriting. You see in the right corner she makes reference to the Puente map and the Moncrief map.
The Puente Map is from 1764 which predates the Minorcan's arrival into St Augustine by about 13 years. I don't know too much about the Moncref Map except that John Moncref was the British royal engineer in about 1762 who worked on town improvements.
This is the full 8.5 x 11 version with her notes which appear to be un-related to the sketch.
What I did to study a little bit on the history of how Eleanor might have developed this map is I examined the "Drost Tracings" and the Puente Map Key both of which you can find at SAHS Research Library. My notes tell me to examine "Block 35" of the Drost Tracings. The Drost Tracings are the work of Romola Drost who "traced" 5 different maps on top of each other (more or less) along with the history of who lived in which house. One of the maps she uses is the Puente Map, so you might want to also look at the Puente Map key in conjunction with the Drost Tracings.