Florida by Jeremiah Greenleaf 1842 scarce variant antique map w/ old color
of the Territory of
Issued 1842, Brattleboro Vermont by Jeremiah Greenleaf (1791-1864).
Printed by G.R. French.
Splendidly engraved original mid-19th century engraved map with attractive original full hand color.
In VG condition, some minor light age dusting a small light spot off the Keys, but overall a very pleasing visual example of this uncommon and beautifully engraved map.
A comparison of this map with the 1840 version seen on the Rumsey website shows noticable differences, clearly indicating there is more than one "state" of this map. For instance, Hamilton & Columbia on the Georgia border appear on this map for the first time, but not on the 1840 version. Also the northern border of Washington County on the panhandle now cuts straight across from east to west, without the peak shape seen in 1840 & earlier. This version also shows "Seminoles" (Indians) in bold type down the middle of the state, a Mosquite County with the place name newly boldly engraved oriented from north to south, etc.
We also know of a 3rd variant of this map which precedes the 1840 Rumsey version wherein Washington County in the north is not yet divided by Franklin County and has a peak indentation into Jackson Co. On this earlier variant the northern panhandle county of Gadsden is not yet named, Monroe county does not appear as a name, there are several further county differences, etc.
A fine example of this scarce and attractive map of this state while it was still a Territory.
Sheet measures c. 12 " W x 14 1/2 " H
Engraved area measures c. 10 3/4 " W x 12 1/2 " H
Phillips, Atlases in Library of Congress, 784 (56)
Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2, p. 210 (noting that his maps were based on those of David Burr)
see Rumsey Map Collection (1840 edition)
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