"A New Map of Florida", Desilver, Charles
Period: 1856 (dated)
Publication: A New Universal Atlas
Color: Hand Color
11.9 x 14.6 inches
30.2 x 37.1 cm
This is a completely new map that was issued in the 1856 edition of Desilver's atlas. Based on Mitchell's earlier map of the state, Desilver's decorative border has been added and the three large insets in the Gulf of Mexico were removed. County configuration is current to 1854, with the newly established Volusia and pending Manatee depicted. Many forts are named, especially in the south, including Ft. Catlin, Taylor, Brooke, Lauderdale, Henry, Howell, Center, and Jupiter. A table at the top of the sheet shows the water routes from St. Augustine to various destinations around the state and southern Georgia.
There are a few faint spots of foxing and light toning confined to the sheet edges.