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An Ocala, Florida woman owns a map of Florida that mystifies her. Her son has researched this map over the past 15 years and still cannot make sense of the towns and missions listed on the map.
The labels are a mixture of French, English and Spanish. The map is small, about 4.5 inches by 3.75 inches. A pencil note along the bottom says “1681” and there appear to be engraving plate lines along the sides.
History Detectives investigates who made this map and when, and makes a discovery on the role the map played in the colonization of Florida.
Castillo de St. Marcos National Monument
1 Castillo Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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- Latest CommentIt turns out that this collage was sold last fall: http://www.worthpoint.com/wort... I wonder if it would be possible to contact the buyer by way of the auction house about getting a print made. (9 months ago)
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- FacebookCongrats on your exhibit, TZ! Here's a Washington Post article about the exhibit, everyone, and the great story TZ and Elyse did on his "Our Colored Heroes" story. http://tinyurl.com/mzpuyo8 http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/investigation/our-colored-heroes/ (9 months ago)