"North America XIV Florida", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Period: 1834 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12 x 16 inches
30.5 x 40.6 cm
Early and very detailed, steel engraved map of Florida that was published eleven years before statehood. The western panhandle, from Apalachicola to the Perdido River, is shown in an inset on the same scale. South Florida is virtually empty of settlement, but is bisected by a long Indian Path. A large reservation for the Seminole Indians takes in much of the interior of the peninsula and the region around Charlotte Harbor. Lake Okeechobee (here Lake Macaco) is incorrectly located, which is a common error on maps of this period because the region was largely unexplored. The first railroad was chartered three years before this map was issued, but we find no mention of it here. An early map of Florida, published by Baldwin & Cradock.
Lightly toned. Remargined at top with neatline in facsimile. There is a small abrasion at bottom near the end of the Florida Keys.