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Rare locally-published map and booklet on Putnam County, Florida, published by the local newspaper, the Putnam County Journal, in 1883.

Putnam County is located in northeast Florida, between Gainesville and St. Augustine. Palatka is the county seat.

The map shows Putnam County, with Palatka on the west side of the St. Johns River. A few large landholders are shown, as is the route of the Florida Southern Railroad.

According to a caption on the front cover of the booklet, the Putnam County Journal was the largest newspaper in Florida at the time.

The booklet also includes a color-printed folding map of all of Florida, produced by Rand Avery & Co. of Boston. That map is titled "Map of Florida, U.S.A., Showing the Florida Southern Railway." The verso of that map has text about the railway's "Orange Belt Route."


OCLC locates copies at Florida State, Jacksonville Public, University of Virginia, American Antiquarian, Yale University, Library Company of Philadelphia, and New York Historical.

Condition Description
Octavo. Original pink printed wrappers. (Binding staples rusted.) [5]-68 pages; two folding maps. Apparently complete. (Column of text neatly excised from pages 56-57. Separate advertisement for "Cloyes, Dent & Co. Real Estate Agents, Palatka, Florida" inserted between pages 60 and 61.)