Auction 170, Lot 251

"Asher & Adams' Florida", Asher & Adams

Subject: Florida

Period: 1873 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 15.5 inches
57.9 x 39.4 cm

This pocket map of the state is printed on thin, banknote-style paper. Colored by county, it shows the evolving railroad network, cities and towns, canals and drainage. Includes an inset of the southern portion of the state which includes a "contemplated extension" of the South Florida Railroad to Fort Poinsett. The map appears to be identical to the atlas version with page numbers 39 and 40 along the top margin. Folds into maroon cloth covered boards with several pages of advertisement and population statistics.


Condition: B

Issued folding with scattered foxing, a few short fold separations that have been partially closed on verso with archival tape, and light staining at top left where the map was adhered to the rear board. Text is clean and somewhat loose. Covers are sunned and lightly worn.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/14/2018