Rare First State of One of the First Maps of Florida Territory
Gorgeous example of the first state of Tanner's Map of Florida, from Tanner's monumental New American Atlas, without question the finest of all 19th Century American commerial atlases.
Tanner's map of Florida is one of the earlist obtainable maps of Florida Territory. The map is virtually identical to Charles Vignole's map of 1823, with the only difference being the lack of Vignole's name on the map.
First issued in 1823, the second state of the map shows the addition of Gadsden County, whereas only St. Johns, Duval, Jackson and Escambia counties are shown in the 1823 edition.
Miami is shown as Cape Florida Set. A number of old Spanish Land Grants are shown, including Fleming's Grant, Arredordo's first and second grant, Miranda's Grant, Delespine's Grant and Hackley's Lands. Several early roads appear, along with many annotations.
Tanner first conceived of the atlas in 1818, and began publishing it in serial/subscription format in 1819. Issued over a a 5 year period, when finally completed, it marked the first American Atlas which could compete on merit with the quality of European Commercial publishers.