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Rare large format promotional map of Florida.

Full title reads "Geographically Correct Indexed Township Map of Florida Middle and Southern Georgia and South Carolina Showing Complete System of Florida Central and Peninsular R.R. "The Shortest and Quickest Route to all Points in Florida. Extending Directly through the Great Phosphate and Fruit Belt."

The map is beautifully printed in blue, yellows and orange. The lands of the Florida Central & Peninsular Railroad Company are highlighted in orange and includes the towns of Lakeland, Dade City, St. Catherine, Wildwood, Summerfield, Silver Springs, Ocala, and Lochtoosa. The map extends north to include parts of Georgia and South Carolina to Columbia, an inset shows Western Florida. A large, separate representation is titled "South-eastern Portion of the United States showing Connections of Florida Central and Peninsula R.R." The verso contains 18 panels each with orange printed banner for the railroad with text below describing the beauty, bounty and opportunity awaiting the "Tourist, Sportsman, Invalid, Settler and Prospectors" traveling to Florida. Self folds with lovely pictorial cover panel printed in blue and orange. A rare and desirable land promotional map brochure that folds to 4.2" x 9".

The map was apparently reissued about annually from the mid 1880s onward, but is rare in any edition.

Condition Description
Minor interestion loss, else a very nice example.