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The Earliest Obtainable Plans of Orlando, Florida.

Extremely early town plan of Orlando, Florida, published by the local newspaper the South Florida Sentinel.

The map is undated but includes on the verso a miniaturized version of J. O. Fries's Map of Orange County Florida from 1890.    

The South Florida Sentinel was founded as a weekly publication in 1885 and operated until 1899, when it was consolidated with the Orange County Reporter.  It restarted operations in 1907, operating as a weekly newspaper until 1913, when it became a morning daily.

Frank Woodruff, shown as an Orange County Commissioner, was elected commissioner in 1910.


OCLC lists 4 copies of the pamphlet "Orlando Charm of the South" (University of Florida; Orange County Library, University of Miami, University of Central Florida.

Other than Sanborn Company fire insurance maps, this is the earliest map of Orlando listed in OCLC.

Condition Description
Folding map printed recto-verso. Oblong octavo pamphlet with original green paper wrappers. Map removed from the pamphlet with small marginal paper loss to the map.