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
- Also in Season 9 Baker's Gold What role did these unusual drawings play in one of the largest mass migrations in American history?
- Also in this episode Marion Carpenter Camera What might this battered camera reveal about a photographer who changed the image of a U.S president?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Black Star Line Is this certificate a rare artifact from the heyday of Marcus Garvey?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Civil War Sabotage? The steamship Sultana exploded one night in 1865, killing more than 1,800 people. Was the disaster a result of Civil War sabotage?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Nesbit Portrait Is this portrait a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest artists?
- Also in Season 9 Society Circus Program Why are some of New York's wealthiest planning a circus at the depth of the Great Depression?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.