“FLORIDA” New York: J. H. Colton, c. 1859. Engraved map with original hand-coloring. (Image: 12 ¾ x 15 ¾ ’’)
This informative historical map depicts Florida with its counties named and in contrasting colors. Topographical features are shown with major towns, cities, forts, roads, rail and water routes identified.
The Arredondo Grant is shown in Alachua County. This was a part of the Spanish Land Grant program, which bequeathed it to a powerful Spanish merchant - Arredondo. With incredible difficulty and protest, the land grants were dissolved when Florida became part of the United States.
Also provided is a very detailed inset of the “Plan of the Florida Keys” which notes the “Indian Hunting Grounds”. A very informative view of the state as it was known prior to the onset of the Civil War.