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 Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.:  Map of Florida

Maps of Florida

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Title: Map of Florida

Map Maker:  Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Place / Date: Philadelphia / 1850

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 15 x 12 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $275.00

Inventory ID: 50553


Nice example of Thomas Cowperthwait & Company's map of Florida, hand colored by counties.

Only 7 southern counties are shown including Dade, Monroe, St. Lucie, Hillsboro, Bento, Marion and Orange. Many early forts are shown in the south, along with early roads in the south and swamps. Insets of St. Augustine, Pensacola and Tallahassee. Near present day Miami, only Ft. Dallas, Bear Cut and Key Biscayne are shown.  

Thomas Cowperthwait & Company was the successor to S.A. Mitchell who, in turn, had purchased the rights to Henry Schenk Tanner's Universal Atlas from Carey & Hart.  For collectors of American state maps, the run of maps first issued by Tanner in the mid 1830s, presents a unique opportunity to track changes which occurred in many maps on nearly a yearly basis. This occurred from the first edition of Tanner's atlas to the last edition, published by Cushings & Bailey in Baltimore, 1862.

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