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Auction 165, Lot 237

"Copy of a Map of the Seat of War in Florida Forwarded to the War Department by Major Genl. W. Scott U.S.A.", U.S. War Department

Subject: Central Florida

Period: 1836 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.2 x 15.9 inches
31 x 40.4 cm
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Major Gen. W. Scott prepared this map to accompany a report to the War Dept. on the progress of the Seminole Wars. It covers from Pilatka to Tampa Bay and shows the various battle grounds and troop movements through the region. Small inset at top shows the whole state of Florida. At lower right the larger inset is the Battle Ground of Major Dade. It locates the position of the Indians at various stages of the Advance Guard and more. This is the first edition of the map, not to be confused with the more common American State Papers edition published circa 1860.

References: Claussen & Friis #151.

Condition: A

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue. There are a few faint spots of foxing and a binding trim at left that has been replaced with paper.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $65

Closed on 11/15/2017