Auction 126, Lot 274

"Map of East Florida, Reduced from the Map compiled by Capt. John Mackay & Lieut. J.E. Blake…", Thayer & Co.

Subject: Florida

Period: 1840 (dated)

Publication: Drake's Book of the Indians

Color: Black & White

10.6 x 15.8 inches
26.9 x 40.1 cm

This uncommon map by MacKay & Blake provides more information on the interior than other maps of the day. It shows a large network of wagon roads and provides an early and accurate picture of drainage in the Territory. There are a large number of forts including Dallas (Miami), Jupiter, Loyd, Pierce, Kingsbury, Mellon, Cross, and many more. The map shows the panhandle to just beyond Tallahassee. It also locates battlegrounds, as well as the "District assigned to the Seminoles by Gen. Macomb". A note assures that the Indian route across the Everglades is "passable for small boats". We find no past sales for this uncommon map.


Condition: A+

A lovely example with fine impression on bright paper. Close margins apparently as issued. Small paper loss in lower margin.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/3/2008