Asher & Adams.
This map was drawn by cartographers working for the New York map publisher, Asher and Adams, who were very active in publishing maps and atlases in the 1860s and 1870s. Asher and Adams compiled this map, with great care to focus on railroad construction .
This large map (22 5/16" X 15 7/8") Florida shows county lines and county seats current to the period, major towns and cities, and railroad routes and stations. The Township and Range survey grid is shown extending from the Tallahassee Base Line and the Tallahassee Meridian (established in 1824) and the fact that much of the Everglades and the Forbes Purchase or Forbes Grant in northern Florida were not surveyed in 1871. Although the Everglades were not surveyed using the Township Range grid, many "island" features are shown in the glades, including Prophets, Cabbage, Sam Jones, Bear, Lulaxia, Chikiki, Capabula, and Burke islands, and Long Key. Several cities and towns have subtitles, including Miami or Biscayne P. O., Brooksville or Pierceville in Hernando County, Rosehead or Perry in Taylor County, Ocala or Marion Center in Marion County, McIntosh or New Troy in Lafayette County, and Peace Creek or Bartow in Polk County.
It was prepared for the first edition of the new commercial, topographical, and statistical atlas and gazetteer of the United States (New York, NY: Asher & Adams, 1871)
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