An early road map of Florida.

Clason’s Road Map of Florida Showing Paved Roads, All Weather Roads and Other Thoroughfares

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SKU: NL-01046 Category:
Cartographer(s): Clason Map Company
Date: 1931
Place: Denver
Dimensions: 61 x 45 cm (24 x 17.7 in)
Condition Rating: VG
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This is an important early highway map of Florida, with an inset of the southern end of the state that features Miami and Key West. It was published by the Clason Map Company, which issued ground-breaking road maps of the United States, but which was short-lived as a company, making their maps hard to find.

The map presents the newly-created highway system in bold red, showing how the state was connected from Pensacola to Jacksonville, Tampa to Miami. The road system played a key role in Florida’s development and growth.

Comes with original covers, now detached.


Clason Map Company

The Clason Map Company, founded by George Samuel Clason in Denver, Colorado, in 1905, holds the distinction of being the first U.S. company to specialize in the publication of road maps and atlases tailored for automobile travel. Initially, the company provided maps for various purposes, but with the burgeoning rise of automobile use in the 1910s, Clason’s focus shifted towards producing road maps and atlases.

These publications became essential tools for the early 20th-century American motorist, capturing the spirit of exploration and the freedom of the open road. The company’s contributions paved the way for future road mapping initiatives and highlighted the growing significance of cars in American society.

Condition Description

Short tear along central fold line, wear along other fold lines, some pencil markings on verso and recto.