C1843

North America, Florida

Mapmaker:

Henry Tanner (1786 - 1858)

Detailed early map of Florida based on Henry Tanners pioneering chart and first issued in 1834 and later updated a number of times. This issue has Hillsborough and Monroe counties on the western side below Tampa whereas later issues removed … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

North America, Florida

Date:

C1843

Mapmaker:

Henry Tanner (1786 - 1858)

Engraver:

J & C Walker 

Condition:

Minor chips to sheet edge only, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

340mm 
x 415mm
AUTHENTICITY
North America, Florida - Antique Map from 1843

Genuine antique
dated:

1843

Description:

Detailed early map of Florida based on Henry Tanners pioneering chart and first issued in 1834 and later updated a number of times. This issue has Hillsborough and Monroe counties on the western side below Tampa whereas later issues removed these two counties and replaced them with the wording ‘District Assigned to the Seminoles’. Mayacco Lake has been renamed Lake Okeechobee and below the lake is a note stating ‘Passage for small boats across the Everglades’ as reported by the Indians. Inset of the continuation of the western coast lower left.

This edition is scarce and incorporates information just prior to statehood on March 3, 1845.

Mapmaker:

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was founded in 1826 and was a London organisation that published inexpensive but high quality maps intended to adapt scientific and similarly high-minded material for the rapidly expanding reading public. It was established mainly at the instigation of Lord Brougham with the ambition of publishing information to people who were unable to obtain formal teaching, or who preferred self-education.  Particularly the town plans that were produced often included beautiful and intricate vignettes of the cityscape.  Importantly, SDUK (as it is often called) recorded the latest discoveries in Australia and America at the height of the European exploration of both nations. It received quite a lot of criticism from scholars and the elite due to its progressive influence in education reform; however despite its opposition, the forward-looking ideals of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge played a meaningful part in nineteenth-century educational history.

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