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Auction 183, Lot 191

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

Subject: Florida

Period: 1836 (dated)


Color: Black & White

10.9 x 14.8 inches
27.7 x 37.6 cm
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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: A

Issued folding on a bright sheet with a narrow left margin. There is a short fold separation at top that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/9/2021