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Auction 191, Lot 270

Rare Map of Florida

"Map of East Florida, Reduced from the Map Compiled by Capt. John Mackay & Lieut. J. E. Blake...", Thayer & Co.

Subject: Florida

Period: 1840 (dated)

Publication: Drake's Book of the Indians

Color: Black & White

10.7 x 15.8 inches
27.2 x 40.1 cm
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This rare map by MacKay & Blake provides more information on the interior than other maps of the day. It shows a large network of wagon roads and provides an early and accurate picture of drainage in the territory. There are a large number of forts including Dallas (Miami), Jupiter, Loyd, Pierce, Kingsbury, Mellon, Cross, and many more. The map shows the panhandle to just beyond Tallahassee. It also locates battlegrounds, as well as the "District assigned to the Seminoles by Gen. Macomb." A note assures that the Indian route across the Everglades is "passable for small boats". There have only been four other sales records for this map in the last 30 years and no institutional holdings located on OCLC.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with scattered foxing and a 4" edge tear at left that has been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/8/2023