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Detail - Florida and its vicinity, 1774

Detail - Florida and its vicinity

Title: Detail - Florida and its vicinity
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Description: This detail of Charlotte Harbor is from a map drawn in 1774, part of a two map set showing the southern peninsula of Florida with neighboring islands and waters. It is primarily a navigational chart with rhumblines, soundings, and coastal features. The map includes sailing directions, notes on some shipwrecks, and 9 land identification profiles. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. This detail is of the Charlotte Harbor area, including Carlos Bay. Romans makes claim to two discoveries on this map, including the Peace and Myakka rivers in Charlotte Harbor "Creek discovered by the Author" and "Large River discovered by the Author," though he did not name them. Captiva is referred to as Boca Captivo, and Sanibel is Sanybel.
Place Names: 1760-1779, Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grand, Boca Captivo, Captiva, Boca Gasparilla, Boca Seco, Sanybel, Sanibel, China Key, Coloosahatchee River, Caloosahatchee River, Bay Carlos
ISO Topic Categories: inlandWaters, oceans, society, transportation
Keywords: Detail - Florida and its vicinity, physical, historical, transportation, physical features, water routes, inlandWaters, oceans, society, transportation, Unknown,1774
Source: Bernard Romans, A concise natural history of East and West Florida (New York, NY: Peter Force, 1781)
Map Credit: Courtesy of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress
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