Auction 119, Lot 260

"The State of Florida Compiled in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers from the Best Authorities", U.S. War Department

Subject: Florida

Period: 1846 (dated)


Color: Black & White

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.


Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $475

Closed on 5/9/2007