Map of Florida from Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas. Shows very early county divisions, along with travel routes between major cities and towns. Ony Monroe, Mosquito and Hillsboro Counties in the South, along with a curiously placed Dade County, north of Hillsboro. Miranda's and Arredondo's Grants are shown, along with a number of early forts, roads and battle sites. One of the earliest obtainable commercial atlas maps of Florida.
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1802-1887) was an American geographic publisher. He hailed from Bradford, Massachusetts and began his publishing career by working for the America Encyclopedia. Then, he edited and republished the Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Abridgement of Universal Geography, Modern & Ancient, which had originally been offered in French by Adrian Balbi. In 1835, he published another atlas, A Comprehensive Atlas: Geographical, Historical & Commercial, and, in 1838, An Illustrated Atlas Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and Adjacent Countries. His interests were primarily in educational publishing and he was one of the first mapmakers to show Texas as an independent country.