"New Map of Florida", Rand McNally & Co.
Period: 1879 (dated)
Publication: Florida as It Is
Color: Printed Color
12.3 x 19 inches
31.2 x 48.3 cm
This is a terrific marketing map that was designed for the potential immigrant to Florida and published by the Bureau of Immigration for Florida. The map shows in red overprinting all of the "Chartered Railroads" as well as steamship routes to the state. Inset on the same scale completes the western extreme of the state to include Milton and Pensacola. A large black and white inset, "Plan of Government Survey", shows all townships, the baseline and median lines. Another inset shows North America and western Europe titled "Steamship Lines from Europe, via New York to Florida." Blank verso. With original front wrap cover, (separated), "Florida As It Is Issued by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration for Florida." The cover has fancy titling and a pictorial scene of the Everglades with an overflowing cornucopia in the foreground. A scarce issue.
Folding as issued. Good color and impression with even light tone to paper. A couple folds with archival tape on verso for support.