by SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge)
London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1844. unbound. J. & C. Walker. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Sheet measures 16.25" x 13.5" This 1834 first state map by The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge depicts the early Florida Territory. The western panhandle is depicted in an inset in the lower left. The map depicts the state almost a decade prior to statehood, and notes the Seminole Indian lands in the southern part of the state. Lake Okeechobee is identified by its early name (Lake Macaco) and the Everglades are labeled. Most of the Seminole Indians would be forcibly removed from the region following the Second Seminole War, which would break out within a year of this maps publication. Published by Baldwin and Cradock fir the S.D.U.K. The map is in good condition with some toning and wear along the fold near the top. Original plate mark is visible. Top left margin narrow, as issued. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was formed in 1826 and published low cost maps with the goal of reaching a large market, while still maintaining high quality and precision. (Inventory #: 269499)
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