C1834

North America XIV Florida

Mapmaker:

Henry Tanner (1786 - 1858)

First issue of this scarce map of Florida based on Henry Tanners pioneering chart which was continuously updated published eleven years before Florida became a separate state. At lower left is an inset map extending from the Perdido River to … Read Full Description

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S/N: SDUK-143-USA-(1834)–227206
(C025)
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Full Title:

North America XIV Florida

Date:

C1834

Mapmaker:

Henry Tanner (1786 - 1858)

Engraver:

J & C Walker 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

340mm 
x 415mm
AUTHENTICITY
North America XIV Florida - Antique Map from 1834

Genuine antique
dated:

1834

Description:

First issue of this scarce map of Florida based on Henry Tanners pioneering chart which was continuously updated published eleven years before Florida became a separate state. At lower left is an inset map extending from the Perdido River to Apalachicola Bay. The southern area is devoid of settlement, with little inland information except for a line Indian Path extending from Volusia to Bleach Yard. Lake Okeechobee is named Lake Macaco and incorrectly located.

Published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

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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