Florida (Map No. 17 from A New Universal Atlas. . . .). H. S. Tanner, Henry Shenk.

Florida (Map No. 17 from A New Universal Atlas. . . .)

Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1839. Unbound. Approximately 14” x 17.5” including the wide margins. Includes three inset maps of Pensacola, Tallahassee, and the St. Augustine Harbor, as well as “water route” distance tables for Pensacola and St. Augustine. Strong, clear image with attractive hand coloring. Very light soiling.

An exceptionally well done pre-statehood map of Florida published during the Second Seminole War. The map shows the very few cities and towns within the territory: Alaqua, Apalachicola, Gadsden, Hickstown, Holmes, Jacksonville, Micanopy, Monticello, Pensacola, Ross, St. Augustine, St. Joseph’s, St. Marks, Smyrna, and Webbville.

Unlike earlier printings, as this edition of the map was published during the middle of the Second Seminole War, it locates the sites of the Dades Massacre and the Battle of the Lozahatchee, as well as all of the principal U.S. Army forts: Ann, Armstrong, Bassinger, Brooke, Call, Center, Christmas, Clinch, Cooper, Dallas, Drane, Dulaney, Foster, Gilleland, Jennings, Jessup, Jupiter, Keais, Kling, Lane, Lauderdale, Lloyd, McNeil, Mellon, Pierce, Pointsett, Taylor, Thompson, and White. Very good. Item #008762

Quite scarce. As of 2018, OCLC locates no institutional holdings of this edition; none are for sale in the trade, and only two auction results are included in the Rare Book Hub database.

Price: $600.00

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