Auction 130, Lot 261

"[Lot of 3] A Map of the Seat of War in Florida 1836 [and] Copy of a Map of the Seat of War in Florida Forwarded to the War Department by Major Genl. W. Scott [and] Camp Izard on the Ouithlacoochee River", U.S. Army

Subject: Florida

Period: 1835-36 (dated)


Color: Black & White

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This lot is a great set of maps related to the Indian Wars in Florida.

1) 11 x 14.5". This is the first map by Major Gen. W. Scott to show the progress of the Seminole Wars. The map shows much of northern Florida from Charlotte Harbor in the southwest to St. Augustine in the northeast. Locates Tampa Bay, Lake George, Drums Lake, and numerous forts including Drane, Izard, Cooper, Alabama and Brooke. Delineates the routes of Gen. Eustis, Col. Goodwin, plus the Military Road from Fort Brooke to Fort King. Locates swamps, fords, numerous small settlements and a few battle sites. Many interesting place names like Negro Town, located northeast of Fort Cooper on the edge of the Great Swamp or the Cove of the Ouithlacoochee. Folding as issued. Fine. (A+)

2) Inset, Battle Ground of Major Dade 28 Dec. 1835., (12 x 15.5"). Major Gen. W. Scott prepared this map to accompany a report to the War Dept. on the progress of the Seminole Wars. It covers from Pilatka to Tampa Bay and shows the various battle grounds and troop movements through the region. Small inset at top shows the whole state of Florida. At lower left the larger inset is the Battle Ground of Major Dade. It locates the position of the Indians at various stages of the Advance Guard and more. The map is evenly toned with offsetting. Folding as issued. (B)

3) 4.5 x 4", with 30-point reference below. This map shows the fort and locations of Indians on February 28 and 29, 1836. The fort was "Burnt Dec. 29." Locates the "Indians on 28 Feb. concealed by Palmettos." The legend locates troop headquarters and positions, the location of Lieut. Izard's grave, and more. Folding as issued. (A)



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Estimate: $200 - $400

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/2/2009