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Auction 123, Lot 262

"Descriptive America. A Geographical and Industrial Monthly Magazine. Florida Dec. 1884",

Subject: Florida

Period: 1884 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

13 x 17.6 inches
33 x 44.7 cm

Scarce issue with a very nice map of Florida (24.3 x 23") bound into the front. The map, by Geo. H. Adams & Son, has superb detail and a list of cities, towns, villages and stations with nearly 600 names. County lines are shown with red overprinting. Railroads, topography and good coastal detail are also featured on this example. The 184 pages of text are thoroughly illustrated with attractive engravings, and a simple map of Sarasota Bay followed by eight pages of advertisements completes the publication. The ads include engravings of a sailing/steam ship and a rare birds-eye-view of Deland, Florida. Published by Geo. H. Adams & Son. Complete, folio. Softbound in original pictorial paper covers.


Condition: B

Map has two small spots and some extraneous creases, still very good. Text pages are a bit brittle near the edges, with some splitting on most. Signatures are loosening. Covers are well worn with some minor loss and soiling.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/20/2008