FLORIDA

[Florida.] Printed guidebook, titled 'Into Tropical Florida. A Round Trip upon the St. Johns'.

Author: 
W. B. Watson, Manager, and C. B. Fenwick, Central Passenger Agent, De Bary Merchants' Line, Florida
Publication details: 
'Issued by the Passenger Department De Bary Merchants' Line. Undated [circa 1882].
£120.00

33 + [25] pp., including wraps. Stitched, in brown printed wraps. On aged and worn paper, with repair to front cover. The inside cover and 24 of the last 25pp. are filled with advertisements, many of them illustrated. The volume begins with a 21-page description of 'The State of Florida' from 'Jacksonville (Duval County)' to 'Lake Monroe', with illustrationss of various views. It is followed by two pages by 'W. B. Watson, Manager' and 'C. B. Fenwick, Central Pass. Agent', headed 'A First Class Line'; a page of 'Distances to Landings on St. Johns River'; and a two-page 'Hotel List'.

[Bahamas; Printed] Notes on the Bahamas and Plan for a Colony.

Author: 
[H.M. Frith]
Publication details: 
[Florida?, 1895]
£280.00

Four pages, 4to, fold marks, closed tears on folds discreetly repaired, some marking, fair condition. Information about (headings) the climate, health, water, soil, fruit trees, cost of land, fruit, grain and fodder, vegetables flowers, sea water, fish, game, snakes, insects, animals, laboor, steamers. freight, cost of boats, cable, roads, inhabitants (mostly black, main occupation sponging, some petty theft, indolent, etc,) houses. schools. taxation, government, Wood Cay.

Two Maps, one entitled "Aboriginal America" the other, "Portion of Middle Florida Shewing the Seat of Hostilities between Seminole Indians, and United States"

Author: 
[John Richard Jobbins] J.R. Jobbins, Draftsman & Lithographer Warwick Court, Holborn, London
Map, "Aboriginal America"
Map, "...Middle Florida Shewing the Seat of Hostilities between Seminole Indi
Publication details: 
[1838-1850 - see British Book Trade Index]
£2,000.00
Map, "Aboriginal America"
Map, "...Middle Florida Shewing the Seat of Hostilities between Seminole Indi

MAP ABORIGINAL AMERICA RED INDIANS NATIVE AMERICANS MIDDLE FLORIDA

Autograph Letter Signed ('B Wilson') to Rev. Charles William Tonyn (d.1805), 'at the Palace Berwick upon Tweed'.

Author: 
Benjamin Wilson (c.1721-1788), English portrait painter and scientist
Publication details: 
Postmarked 17 April [no year]. Place not stated.
£300.00

Foolscap (31.5 x 20.5 cm): 1 p. 24 lines of text. Address, with postmark, on reverse. Good, on lightly aged and creased paper. Discussing a picture he has been painting of 'Captain Tonyn', which 'is within one days work of being finished'. Points out that there has been a misunderstanding about the price: 'fifty five pounds [...] could not be the case because I never yet reced from any body pounds, but always Guinneas'. Because of 'the great work that so large a Canvas wod. require (it being bigger than a whole length for which I had at that time 50 Gs. and now 60 Gs.

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