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Auction 164, Lot 267

"A Plat Exhibiting the State of the Surveys in the Territory of Florida", U.S. Government

Subject: Northern Florida

Period: 1837 (dated)

Publication: 25th Congress, 2nd Session, Doc. 11 No. 11

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 8.5 inches
59.7 x 21.6 cm

This map is one of the earliest to illustrate the status of public land surveys in the Eastern Land District (east of the Suwanee River) and the Western Land District (west of the Suwanee) in the Florida Panhandle. Survey efforts south of the Indian Boundary Line (marked in pink) in southern Florida were largely suspended due to the guerilla warfare of the ongoing Second Seminole War. St. Augustine, Amelia Island, and Tallahassee are named. In this early edition, the supposed boundary of the Forbes Purchase is uncolored and the legend notes that its limits are undefined. From the Surveyors Office in Tallahassee by Robert Butler, Surveyor General for the Territory of Florida. A very early edition of this chart.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and faint offsetting.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 9/13/2017