Old Map of Florida by H.S. Tanner, 1839: Miami, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Cayo Lago, Keys
Old Map of Florida by H.S. Tanner, 1839: Miami, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Cayo Lago, Keys

Old Map of Florida by H.S. Tanner, 1839: Miami, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Cayo Lago, Keys

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Experience a rich tapestry of history with this captivating 1839 map of Florida by H. S. Tanner. This exceptional map, an artifact of early 19th century Florida, beautifully illustrates a time when many of the state's major cities were just nascent settlements or hadn't been established yet. Some of the modern metropolises you know today might even be spotted under their earlier names, serving as a fascinating testament to the region's dynamic evolution.

Tanner's superior craftsmanship allows this map to offer much more than geographical knowledge. It is an historical dialogue, highlighting the settlements that were officially founded by 1839, and gives viewers an intriguing perspective on the transformation of Florida over the centuries. This old map's charm and value come not only from what it reveals but also from what it omits – those yet-to-be-founded towns that would one day shape Florida's identity. This unique interplay of revealed and concealed history makes this map an invaluable keepsake for collectors and history enthusiasts alike.

List of 30 settlements with descriptions (in order of modern day population size)

  1. Jacksonville (1791): Florida's most populous city, known for its extensive park system.
  2. Miami (1825): A major center for finance, commerce, culture, arts, and international trade.
  3. Tampa (1824): Home to a diverse range of architectural styles and historic districts.
  4. St. Petersburg (1833): Known for its beautiful beaches and a vibrant arts scene.
  5. Tallahassee (1824): The capital of Florida and an important center for trade and agriculture.
  6. Fort Lauderdale (1838): Known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate canal system.
  7. Gainesville (1821): The city is home to the University of Florida, the state's largest and oldest university.
  8. Clearwater (1821): Known for its beautiful beaches and as a spiritual headquarters for the Church of Scientology.
  9. Pensacola (1698): Florida's oldest European settlement, its natural harbor has long made it a hub of naval activity.
  10. Key West (1822): The southernmost point in the continental United States, known for its conch-style houses and coral reefs.
  11. Palm Beach (1838): Known for its wealthy living and high-end boutiques.
  12. St. Augustine (1565): The oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement in the continental US.
  13. Sarasota (1824): Known for its vibrant arts community, environmental and scientific institutes, and its many sandy beaches.
  14. New Smyrna Beach (1768): Known for its small town charm, excellent beaches and rich history.
  15. Fernandina Beach (1821): Known for its well-preserved Victorian-era architecture.
  16. Naples (1824): Known for its high-end shopping, golf courses, and proximity to the wilderness of the Everglades.
  17. Apalachicola (1827): Known for its seafood, particularly oysters, and historic downtown.
  18. Ft. Myers (1821): Known for its beaches, fishing, and shopping, it is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region.
  19. Tarpon Springs (1823): Known for its historic downtown district, sponge docks, and Greek community.
  20. Palatka (1821): Known for its historic district, it was a major trading post in Florida's early history.
  21. Sanford (1836): Known for its downtown historic district filled with art galleries, shops, and restaurants.
  22. Micanopy (1821): Known for its antique stores and canopy roadways of live oaks draped in Spanish moss.
  23. Key Largo (1822): Known as the Dive Capital of the World because of its living coral reef a few miles offshore.
  24. Mount Dora (1836): Known for its antique shops and annual festivals.
  25. Dade City (1824): Known for its antique stores and old Florida charm.
  26. Punta Gorda (1824): Known for its historic district, parks, and Fisherman's Village.
  27. Fellsmere (1838): Known for its Frog Leg Festival, which draws thousands of visitors.
  28. Indian Key (1824): Once the county seat for Dade County, it is now an uninhabited ghost town and state park.

Notable boundaries, rivers, canyons, indian territories, and natural phenomena

  • St. Johns River: The longest river in Florida, known for its recreational activities.
  • Everglades National Park: A significant feature known for its unique ecosystem.
  • Seminole Indian Territory: Known for the Seminole Wars, the land is rich in history.

Historical events between 1810 and 1840

  • The First Seminole War (1817-1818): Andrew Jackson invades Spanish Florida and claims it for the United States.
  • Adams-Onís Treaty (1819): Spain cedes Florida to the U.S., effective in 1821.
  • Second Seminole War (1835-1842): The longest and most costly of the Indian conflicts.
  • Territorial Period (1822-1845): During this period, Florida transitioned from a frontier territory into a state.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm), 40x50in (102x127cm), 48x60in (122x153cm) and 56x70in (142x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 100in (254cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20in (40.5x51cm) version of this map.

The fifth listing image shows an example of my map personalisation service.

Please note the unframed 24x30in (61x76cm) map has white edges around the map. These edges can help you with framing, or if you don’t need them they are very easy to snip off with scissors. All other maps, including the framed maps, look exactly like the listing images.

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Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

My standard frame is a black wood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. On maps up to 36 inches (91cm) the frame is 2-3cm (0.75in to 1in) wide. I use thicker frames on larger maps - usually between 35 and 60mm (1.4in to 2.4in).

In all cases I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.

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See some examples of my framed maps and framed canvas maps.

A few different frame colours are available for free (black, brown, white and natural). Custom framing and mounting/matting is available if you're looking for something else.

Alternatively, I can also supply old maps on canvas, foam board, cotton rag and other materials.

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For most orders, delivery time is about 3 working days. Personalised and custom made maps take longer, as I have to do the personalisation and send it to you for approval, which usually takes a day or two.

Please note that for larger framed orders (over 40in/100cm), and some other framed sizes, the delivery time will be closer to 7-10 days.

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I have specialist printing and framing facilities in 17 countries around the world. This means your map will be made locally, which cuts down on delivery time and reduces the chance of your map being damaged during delivery. There won't be any extra taxes or duties to pay, and we'll put less CO2 into the air.

All of my maps are well packaged and sent in a rugged tube if unframed, or surrounded by foam if framed.

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My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, extremely rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.

My maps are printed on acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/200gsm. It's perfect for framing.

I print with Epson ultrachrome giclée UV fade resistant pigment inks - some of the best inks you can find.

I can also make maps on canvas, cotton rag and other exotic materials.

Learn more about how the Unique Maps Co. sources and restores old maps

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If you're looking for the perfect anniversary or housewarming gift, I can personalise your map to make it truly unique. For example, I can add a short message, or highlight an important location, or add your family's coat of arms.

The options are almost infinite. Please see my map personalisation page for some wonderful examples of what's possible.

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Get in touch if you're looking for more complex customisations and personalisations.

If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.

I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984. I'm a 5-star Etsy seller. I have sold tens of thousands of maps and have over 1,500 real 5-star reviews.

I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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