Auction 151, Lot 222

"A Map of the Seat of War in Florida", Johnson, John

Subject: Florida

Period: 1836 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.1 x 14.7 inches
28.2 x 37.3 cm

This map related to the Indian Wars in Florida was issued in the American State Papers, circa 1860. 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.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding with a few small spots of foxing and a binding trim at left that has been replaced.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/19/2014

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