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Territorial Period

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Fielding Lucas' Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de la Floride
Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de la Floride
Lucas, Fielding (1781-1854)
1825

Florida became a Territory of the U.S. in 1821 as a result of the Adams-Onis Treaty between the U.S. and Spain. At this time the Spanish government was more interested in the areas adjacent to Mexico and no longer had much interest in Florida.

For more information click on the map.

Mackay, Capt. John and Lieut. J. Blake. U.S. Topographical Engineers. Map of the Seat of War in Florida. Compiled by order of Bvt. Brigr. Genl. Z. Taylor at Headquarters Army of the South, Tampa Bay, Florida. 1839
Map of the Seat of War in Florida
Mackay, Capt. John
1839

This very large (44”H x 31”W) copper engraved map of Florida is a favorite of Florida map collectors. The interior has details showing wooded areas, many roads, rivers, towns, battle sites, lakes and all the existing Seminole war forts (over 70).

For more information click on the map.

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