Antique State Map of Florida

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Restored 1850's Map

This map is a faithful reproduction of the original 1850 map restored to its former glory using the latest digital imaging technology.

Fine Art Quality

Impressively produced with Archival Inks, Rich Color Depth, and clear and vivid labels. We use premium matte paper.

Expert Craftsmanship

We prepare the map using Fine Art Giclee production techniques. We roll the map in a sturdy tube for shipping to provide a crease-less piece of art.  

Antique State Map of Florida

About the Map: Explore the geographic history of the state of Florida in this historic map. This map is part of our vintage USA State Map Collection showing the geography of the states in the 1850-1860s and the time of the Civil War.

Restoration: The map is a reproduction of the original map meticulously restored to its former glory using the latest digital imaging technology. Using this technology, we carefully restored the colors, torn edges, creases, smeared writings and more. We enhanced features while keeping the original character and design of the map.

Geographic Details: This historic map shows many details of towns, roads, railroads, and waterways in the 19th century of the United States.

Shows historic cities such as Orlando, Tampa, Miami and more!

Explore the historic boundaries of the cities, counties, and states that have changed over the years. Discover physical changes in the geography - such as former lakes and canals used for transportation and agriculture.

This map is unframed, sold as an art print. Frames are shown for illustration ONLY.

Available Sizes: For an impressive display and maximum readability, choose the largest size available.  

Smaller size prints make excellent wall art in groups. Please note that there is no guarantee that small text will be legible in print.

Great Gift For: Interior Designers, Teachers, History Buffs, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Friends, Family, and many more!

Production and Shipping Times: The amount of time it takes for your map to arrive depends on where you live and how fast you approve the proof if you’ve ordered a custom map. See Production & Shipping.

Quality and Guarantee: We stand behind our work and guarantee the construction and quality. Contact us if you have any problems with your map and we will coordinate to ensure you are very happy with your purchase.

Materials and Production: This reproduction is printed on Fine Art Museum Quality Paper with giclée inks. The thick paper is archival quality and acid-free with vivid color definition. Paper details:

  • 10 mil thick
  • 230 gsm weight
  • Museum Quality Matte finish

Made in the USA by a USA Small Business and Professional Geographer & Cartographer.

Shipped in a tube and rolled to eliminate creases.

History of the Time

The 1850s were a time of significant transformation and growth for Florida, as the state navigated economic changes, political challenges, and the impact of the nation's debates over slavery and secession. This decade laid the foundation for Florida's role in the upcoming Civil War and its subsequent development as part of the broader American South.

Economically, Florida experienced shifts during the 1850s. The state's agricultural economy was centered on crops like cotton, sugarcane, and citrus fruits. The expansion of railroad networks improved transportation, connecting Florida's interior to its coastal ports and facilitating the movement of goods and people. The establishment of the Florida Railroad Company in the mid-1850s contributed to the state's economic growth.

The issue of slavery was a prominent factor in Florida's history during the 1850s. Slavery played a crucial role in the state's agricultural economy, particularly in the cotton-producing regions of northern Florida. The Compromise of 1850, which included the Fugitive Slave Act, intensified debates over the expansion of slavery and heightened tensions between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions.

Florida's political landscape was deeply influenced by the nation's debates over slavery and sectionalism. The state's position on secession and its alignment with the southern states played a pivotal role in its political decisions. Florida was admitted to the Union as a slave state in 1845 and firmly embraced the southern way of life.

During the 1850s, Florida's population continued to grow due to both natural increase and migration. The state's coastal cities, such as Pensacola, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine, saw economic and cultural development. The city of Jacksonville, strategically located at the crossroads of railroad lines and rivers, experienced significant growth and emerged as an important trading hub.

While Florida was not as economically developed as some other southern states, its role in the regional economy and the larger debates over slavery and secession could not be ignored. The state's reliance on agriculture and its position as a gateway to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean made it a valuable part of the South's economic and political landscape.

As the 1850s drew to a close, Florida, like many southern states, found itself at a crossroads. The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the subsequent secession of southern states led Florida to convene a secession convention in early 1861. In January of that year, Florida became the third state to secede from the Union, joining the Confederacy shortly thereafter.

In conclusion, the 1850s were a transformative period in Florida's history, marked by economic shifts, political divisions, and the state's alignment with the southern cause. The debates over slavery, secession, and the state's role in the expanding nation set the stage for its involvement in the impending Civil War. As the state entered the 1860s, its decisions and actions during the 1850s would have lasting implications for its future and its place in American history.

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Charming Map

The map and material are top quality. Made a great gift for my sister and she loved it.

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