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Auction 135, Lot 265

"A Plat Exhibiting the State of the Surveys in the State of Florida", U.S. State Surveys

Subject: Florida

Period: 1854 (dated)


Color: Black & White

25 x 22 inches
63.5 x 55.9 cm

This 1853 edition shows up-to-date survey progress and development in the state. The map shows the entire state to include Key Largo and features the Forbes Purchase and the Arredondo Grant lands. Numerous forts are located including Lauderdale, Howell, Foster, Thompson, Adams, and many more. Key Biscayne is identified, but Miami is not yet named. This map was produced in a period of relative peace between the U.S. and Seminole Nation. The third and final Seminole War waged between 1855 and 1858. Extensive legend gives survey status for townships. From the Surveyors Office in St. Augustine, September 30th, 1853 by John Wescott, Surveyor General.


Condition: A

Beautiful, folding example on clean, bright paper with strong impression and full margins. Part of one fold has slight toning, and there is a short split at binding trim, otherwise a fine example. On verso is an old stamp from the Secretary of the United States Senate providing interesting provenance.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/16/2011