"Sketch of the Southern Part of Florida, Exhibiting the Routes of the Detachments...", Endicott & Company
Subject: Southern Florida
Period: 1844 (circa)
Color: Black & White
14.6 x 12.6 inches
37.1 x 32 cm
This rare Second Seminole War map details military activity south of Lake Okeechobee during the winter of 1841-42. The map traces the routes of Captains Wright, Wade, and Childs through the Everglades. It identifies a number of forts and villages, a Field burnt by the Navy, the site of a skirmish, and much more. A note along the eastern coast reads, "Capt. Wade's command of 84 men were 5 days hauling their canoes, 17 in number, across the marsh from the Orange grove haulover to Lake Worth." There is fine topographical detail in the Big Cypress and Everglades.
Issued folding with a few small areas of toning and a 2.5" binding tear at right that has been closed on verso with archival material. A small chip in an unengraved area at top left has been backed with tissue. Narrow right margin from binding trim.