Auction 165, Lot 231

"Florida", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: Florida

Period: 1835 (circa)

Publication: A Comprehensive Atlas- Geographical, Historical & Commercial

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 10.1 inches
19.8 x 25.7 cm

An attractive map which details Florida a decade prior to attaining statehood. County configuration is current to 1833 with a large Alachua County occupying the region that would become Hillsborough County in 1834. The middle of the territory is dominated by a large Indian Reserve and Mosquito County along the east coast. Lake Okeechobee (here Lake Macaco) is incorrectly located, which was a common error on maps of this period because the region was largely unexplored. This early edition does not note the Spanish land grants, nor is there an inset of the panhandle.

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Condition: B

Original outline color with light foxing, light dampstains, and minor offsetting from an opposing page of text.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $190

Closed on 11/15/2017

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