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Auction 159, Lot 253

"[Lot of 2] Johnson's Florida [and] Asher & Adams' Florida",

Subject: Florida

Period: 1863-71 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

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A. Johnson's Florida, by A.J. Johnson, dated 1863 (15.1 x 11.9"). This finely engraved map shows the state with 37 counties and the majority of development in the north. Railroads extend to Tallahassee and the Cedar Keys with only a handful of roads in the southern half of the state. A large inset at lower left details the Florida Keys. Surrounded by Johnson's signature strapwork border. Condition: On a lightly toned sheet with a few spots in the map image and minor show-through of text on verso. There are some edge tears in the blank margins, most of which have been closed with archival tape on verso.

B. Asher & Adams' Florida, by Asher & Adams, dated 1871 (22.9 x 15.9"). Colored by county, the map shows the evolving railroad network, cities and towns, canals, and drainage. An inset of the southern portion of the state at bottom left includes a "contemplated extension" of the South Florida Railroad to Fort Poinsett. Condition: Scattered foxing in the image, a stain by the neatline at bottom right, and short centerfold separations in the top and bottom blank margins.


Condition: B

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Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/14/2016