Auction 163, Lot 271

"Sketch of the Southern Part of Florida, Exhibiting the Routes of the Detachments...", Endicott & Company

Subject: Southern Florida

Period: 1844 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 6/14/2017

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