1500 - 1763 Discovery and First Spanish Period
1763 - 1783 English Period
1783 - 1821 Second Spanish Period
1821 - 1845 Territorial Period
1845 - Statehood
and Later
1861 - 1865 Civil War
Gulf Stream The Mapping of the Current



Statehood & Later Period

For many more examples from this period, please visit a special online exhibit on Florida maps put on by the University of Miami Libraries by clicking here

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Charles Lubrecht's Florida
Lubrecht, Charles

Florida became a U.S. State in 1845 mainly because the U.S. had decided that it wanted to extend as far west and south as possible and wanted to ensure the southeast corner of the land.

For more information click on the map.

Dodd, Mead & Co. Florida
Dodd, Mead & Co.
1901 & 1902

This lithographed map of Florida shows 38 counties and has an inset of South Florida. Railroads are shown.

For more information click on the map.

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