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A Rare American Sea Chart of Florida and the Gulf Coast

Scarce nautical chart of Florida and the Gulf Coast, published in Boston by George Eldridge:

The chart covers entire coast of Florida, as well as the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi. Eldridge notes the location of the "Axis of the Gulf Stream" as it passes between Florida and the Bahamas and further north, the Axis of the Gulf Stream Warmest Band".

Dozens of lighthouses are noted in yellow and red.

Includes inset maps of the of Florida Keys, Pensacola Bay, and Entrance to Mobile Bay.  

Rarity

The map is scarce on the market.  OCLC locates a single example (1884 edition -- Library of Congress)

Condition Description
Linen backed chart. Some soiling and dampstaining and minor losses in the corners, must touching printed image.