Auction 133, Lot 231

"Florida", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: Florida

Period: 1835 (circa)

Publication: Comprehensive Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 9.8 inches
19.8 x 24.9 cm

A beautiful example of this map which details Florida several years prior to attaining Statehood. It is a clean and precise engraved style with delicate original hand coloring used to outline the counties. The exact number of counties named is unclear. We count twelve, but this period should name fifteen. Columbia county was created from a portion of Alachua, whose name still stretches across the new county. The large non-county area at the middle of the peninsula is Indian lands which in 1834 provided most of the land for the new Hillsborough County.

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Condition: A+

Full margins, strong paper, nice impression. A lovely example.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/1/2010

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