Rare first state of Charles Desilver's map of Florida, issued early in 1856, prior to his change of decorative border styles. Wonderful map of Florida, colored by counties. Only 7 southern counties are shown, Dade, Monroe, St. Lucie, Hillsboro, Bento, Marion and Orange. Many early forts are shown in the south,along with the early roads in the south and swamps. Insets of St. Augustine, Pensacola and Tallahassee. Near present day Miami, only Coconut Point, Ft. Dallas, Bear Cut and Key Biscayne are shown. The west coast of Florida is very primitive, with relatively few islands shown and a badly misprojected Levy County.
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