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Object ID 1996.040.0001
Object Name Map
Date 1846
Collection Map Collection
Title The State of Florida
Scope & Content State of Florida map compiled by J. Goldsborough Bruff and D. McClelland of the Bureau of Topographical Engineers in 1846. This map provides details of bodies of water, rivers, areas of forest and swamp, cities and towns, battle sites (from Seminole War), trails, and forts within each county of the state.

Of interest is the boundary of the Seminole Indian reservation that was laid out in 1839 and some of the rivers are given their Seminole name.

The map is divided into four sections: West Florida (the western panhandle), Middle Florida (the eastern panhandle), East Florida (east of the "Suwanee" (Swanee) River and north and east of the "Weethlokkoochee" (Withlacoochee) River, and South Florida (Florida south and east of the Withlacoochee).

There are three insets: Key West, Mouths of the Swanee River and the Cedar Keys, and land between "Cedar Keys and St. Johns River".

Each inset and overall map is drawn to individual scale.
Condition Fair
Size 42.5" x 39"
Condition Notes Map has been affixed to wood backing.
Dates of Creation 1846
People Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough
McClelland, D.
Search Terms Florida
Native Americans-Seminole
Seminole Indians
Seminole Wars
State of Florida
Topographical Map