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Topic Title: Just bought a Florida Map from 1847
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Created On: 08/07/2017 06:47 PM
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 08/07/2017 06:47 PM
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DaveFL76

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I'm a bit of a cartophile. I just purchased this Antebellum Florida map to add to our collection of cool antique stuff to put on the walls of the Cocoa Beach restaurant. I think this one is particularly interesting. Check it out!

It's part of an 1847 Atlas called 'Mitchell's Universal Atlas, published in Philadelphia. I bought an original print that used engraved plates and hand colored printing. It's pretty great!

 08/08/2017 04:07 AM
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Ripper65

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Cool!!

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 08/08/2017 04:18 AM
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waterrat

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COOL! I was looking for the like button.
 08/08/2017 05:25 AM
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tom

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Be careful,

that map does not show the

updated tolls

around orlando and tampa

 

 08/08/2017 07:40 AM
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nightkro

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Great find!!

Thanks for sharing!

 08/08/2017 08:32 AM
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Central Floridave

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"the like button"

LOL, I do that all the time also.

Cool map. Too bad it still isn't called Mosquito county. Maybe would have slowed down all the development.
 08/08/2017 12:34 PM
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bus

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Awesome! I have a bit of a map fetish as well. Especially old maps. One of the coolest gifts that my wife got me was a turn-of the-century worls atlas. 

Very cool find!

 

 

 08/08/2017 01:09 PM
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StirfryMcflurry

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I'd like to add that the Little Bar is NOT south of Matanzas anymore,

FYI - It's been re-located to over in Goodland, on Marco Island.

 



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 08/08/2017 03:56 PM
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paddleout

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Nice- Seb Inlet didn't even exist yet.

Seems Ft. Pierce did

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 08/10/2017 05:19 AM
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asurferscomposition

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I have an affinity for old maps too. The back of an old Florida map that I have breaks the population down by county. It's pretty crazy to think that in 1880 there were only 257 people in Dade County!



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 08/10/2017 05:54 AM
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DaveFL76

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I thought it was oddly specific on the map for the mapmaker to say that they were on the NE corner of Market and 7th in Philadelphia. I figured I'd Google Street View it to see what it looked like there now:

https://goo.gl/maps/CmMWxDwfcDT2

There's a big US Courthouse on that corner now, but neat old buildings still around it.

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DaveFL76

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Originally posted by: paddleout Nice- Seb Inlet didn't even exist yet. Seems Ft. Pierce did
Not only that, but Miami and Orlando aren't even on the map yet!
 08/10/2017 08:21 AM
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johnnyboy

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Mosquito? Now its Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Martin, St. Lucie, Brevard and and Volusia. I love it when these maps are on the Antique Road show and they go through it. Very cool.

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 08/10/2017 11:22 AM
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RustyTruck

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I'd love to have a print of that to hang up. Assuming that's an original please protect it from UV and thieves.

Thread of the month right here.

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 08/10/2017 01:29 PM
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Central Floridave

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I found this 1837 book from a google search after looking at this map wondering somethings.

Great description of Florida for that time period!

The Territory of Florida: Or Sketches of the Topography, Civil and Natural ...
By John Lee William
http://books.google.com/books?...cker%20florida&f=false
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