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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 119 - closed 5/9/2007

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Lot #260: "The State of Florida Compiled in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers From the Best Authorities" U.S. War Department

Antique map chart The State of Florida Compiled in the Bureau of Topog
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Estimate:
$800.00 - $1,000.00
Sold for: $475.00

Lot 260
By: U.S. War Department
Subject: Florida
Date: 1846

Publication:

Condition: B
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Color: uncolored

Size: 39.8 x 41.8 inches
101.1 x 106.2 cm

A very large and comprehensive map of Florida describing the status of Public Land Surveys. There is a remarkable amount of detail, showing rivers, lakes, coastal islands, towns, army posts, trails, etc. Inset maps: "Key West as surveyed February 1829"; "Mouths of Swanee R. and Cedar Keys showing the Western terminus of a proposed railroad"; and "A General Map of part of Florida included between Cedar Keys and St. John's River." Drawn by J. Goldsborough Bruff and finely engraved by D. McClelland of the Topographical Engineers. An early and very desirable Florida issue.

A very nice example in surprisingly good condition given its size and age. A little scattered offsetting or foxing, else near fine. Folding, as issued.

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