Gray Florida 1889


Frank A. Gray.  “Gray’s New Map of Florida.”  Philadelphia: O.W. Gray & Son, 1889.  16 x 24 1/2.  Lithograph.  Original hand color.  Very good condition.

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This is a fine map drawn by Frank A. Gray and published in 1889.  It shows Florida at a stage when settlement was creating south (a railroad is shown reaching Charlotte Harbor) and the state was undergoing an economic boom, with large-scale agriculture and cattle raising.  The map contains an amazing amount of detail of the towns, marshes, rivers, lakes, and railroads.  A large inset in the lower left shows Jacksonville and the St. John’s River.