Beautiful vintage pictorial map of Florida, made by the master pictorial mapmaker Miguel Covarrubias.
The map shows Florida as a verdant tropical paradise with a diversity of agricultural products and leisure activities.
The map includes the following note:
This road map, painted especially for LIFE by Miguel Covarrubias, takes the tourist along the main high-ways through the garish and exciting wonderland of the state of Florida.
Close study will reveal many of Florida's sports, industries, history and tourist attractions: the ghost of Ponce de Leon drinking water from the Fountain of Youth; the pirate flag flying over Pirate's Cove on the Keys; the strange fish of Marineland; the racing auto-mobiles at Daytona Beach; the snake milked of its venom for serum; the swamps and trees of the Everglades; the alligators; the hunting; the circus winter quarters at Sarasota; the Seminole Indians; the fishing and swimming; the cigar, sponge, citrus-fruit, turpentine, watermelon, and strawberry industries. There are 105 Florida items, places and products on the map.