SKETCHES, HISTORICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL, OF THE FLORIDAS; MORE PARTICULARLY OF EAST FLORIDA.

New York: Printed and Published by C.S. Van Winkle, 1821. viii, [9]-226, [1- publisher advt], [1 blank] pp. Lacks map (not issued with all copies), facsimile plan laid in back. Contemporary marbled paper over boards, rebacked with gilt-stamped morocco spine title. Untrimmed. Very Good.

"Copies of this work with map and plan are seldom offered" [Eberstadt]. The book "is not primarily a travel account, but rather a guide to East Florida at the time it was ceded to the United States. It appears to have been designed to attract settlers or investors to the 'Forbes Purchase,' an area of about 1, 200,000 acres on the Apalachicola Bay and River mouth." Clark and other bibliographers give it a thumbs-down for reliability.
Howes F243. Streeter Sale 1205. II Clark 203. Servies 1078. 111 Eberstadt 210. Item #37678

Price: $600.00

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