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Auction 104, Lot 211

"Map of the Seat of War in Florida Compiled By Order of Bvt. Brigr. Genl. A. Taylor…", U.S. War Dept.

Subject: Florida

Period: 1839 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

28.5 x 39.8 inches
72.4 x 101.1 cm
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This is a large, scarce map drawn by Capt. John Markey and Lieut. J.E. Blake. This is a remarkable and early map of Florida at the time of the 2nd Seminole War. Great detail of Army forts, battlegrounds, Siminole villages, vegetation, hydrology, and a large network of roads and trails; many labeled with the related military action. Crossed swords are used as an icon to locate battles. Hand colored in outline to designate the District assigned to the Seminoles by the Arrangement of Gen. Macomb on May 18, 1839. The panhandle west of Tallahassee and the Ocklockonee River is not included. Two sheets joined and folding, as issued.

References: Claussen & Friis #316; Phillips (M) p. 284; cf. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, plt. 160.

Condition: B

Overall very good for such a large map. Good margins all around. A few small tears in blank margins, two just entering border and a couple of small spots.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/10/2003