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Auction 164, Lot 258

"A Map of the Seat of War in Florida ", U.S. Government

Subject: Florida

Period: 1836 (dated)


Color: Black & White

11.1 x 14.6 inches
28.2 x 37.1 cm

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.

References: Claussen & Friis #152.

Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue. There is a bit of toning at top and a binding trim at lower left.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/13/2017