Sanson d’Abbeville, the Royal Geographer of France, tells us that Florida of the latter part of the sixteenth century could be considered a part of New France, since the French were the first to establish a colony there with the consent of the inhabitants of the country.
Ray, Samuel H. S.J.
"Jesuit Martyrs in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 6
, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol6/iss3/8