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The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
1. The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano Marker
Inscription. This stone is from Castello di Verrazano, the explorer's ancestral home in Val di Greve Chianti, Italy. He was engaged by the King of France in 1524 to lead a voyage of discovery to North America aboard his ship Dauphine. That Voyage is recognized as the first-known European exploration of the Middle Atlantic coast where Verrazzano observed the natural beauty of the Eastern Seaboard and the vibrant culture of America's Native peoples.

Presented by the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage & Culture 2010
 
Location. 38° 46.548′ N, 75° 8.368′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Bank Street and Front Street, on the right when traveling west on Bank Street. Touch for map. The marker is in the back garden of the Cannonball House along Bank Street east of Front Street in historic Lewes, Delaware.. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cannonball House (a few steps from this marker); The Bombardment of Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Bombardment of Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
2. The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano Marker
Dodds Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker); Otis H. Smith City Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Devon Inn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
More about this marker. Russ McCabe from the Delaware Commission of Italian Heritage and Culture spoke at the dedication of the plaque on September 23, 2011. The 9.5" X 9.5" by 8" stone from the Castello Verrazzano dating from the 15th Century bears accession no. 2010.9 in the collections of the Lewes Historical Society.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dedication. (Submitted on February 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Stone from Verrazzano's Castle, Italy (2010.9 ). (Submitted on February 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Exploration
 
The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
3. The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano Marker
The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano Marker and 1810 Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
4. The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano Marker and 1810 Cannon
Stone from Castello Verrazzano image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
5. Stone from Castello Verrazzano
Giovanni da Verrazzano image. Click for full size.
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6. Giovanni da Verrazzano
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on February 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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