Nice territorial map of Florida. Shows early counties (approximately 20), towns, roads, canals, forts, keys, islands, rivers, swamps, Indians, lighthouses, etc. Scarce detailed map of Florida 3 years before it became a state. Large inset of Western Florida and nice treatment of the Keys, extending west to Tortugas Bank and including the vast majority of the Keys.
Morse & Breese's North American Atlas was a landmark in American Cartography, being the first atlas to employ the cerographic printing process, which would revolutionize the map trade. The Morse family and this process are the subject of David Woodward's The All American Map. The maps were first printed in a series of inserts which appeared in the New York Post, and then later as a separate atlas.
An essential map for American Map collectors, illustrating an important change in the history of printed maps and the only truly American cartographic publishing innovation.