"Drew's New Map of the State of Florida…", Drew, Horace
Period: 1884 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.3 x 24 inches
64.3 x 61 cm
The title on this important pocket map continues "Showing the Townships by the U.S. Surveys, the Complete & Projected Railroad, the Different Railroad Stations and Growing Railroad Towns, the New Towns on the Rivers and Interior, and the New Counties, up to the Year 1884." The map is on fine banknote paper with Victorian border and titling, and all counties colored in hand. Extensive "Information as to Public Lands" is below the title and legend. Rumsey says "Drew's map is probably the only pocket map of Florida published in Florida in the 19th century. Not much is known about Drew - he is listed on the map as 'Bookseller & Stationer' in Jacksonville." Fully colored by county. Blank verso. The map folds into original green cloth boards with gilt title "Drew's Florida." This scarce issue was published by the bookseller Drew from Jacksonville, Florida.
The is on fine banknote paper in very good condition less several small fold intersection splits as often seen with this paper. Delicate lithographic impression and nice hand coloring.