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Auction 168, Lot 238

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

Subject: Florida

Period: 1836 (dated)


Color: Black & White

11.6 x 14.6 inches
29.5 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 with faint offsetting and a few minor spots. There is a binding trim at lower left.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $85

Closed on 6/6/2018