Map of Florida, 1780

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Title

Map of Florida, 1780

Alternative Title

Map of Florida

Subject

Florida (Territory)

Description

A map of Florida in French from 1780, when the territory was under British rule. In 1763, Spain traded Florida in exchange for Havana, Cuba, which had been captured by the British during the Seven Years' War. Many Spanish settlers and indigenous people left Florida for Cuba. The British divided the territory into East Florida and West Florida, which consisted of most of the Florida Panhandle and parts of present-day Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. During this period, a large number of British settlers migrated to Florida, particularly present-day Duval County, Baker County, St. Johns County, and Nassau County. One key settler was a Scotchman named Dr. Andrew Turnbull (1718–1792), who established a settlement at New Smyrna. During the American Revolution, the majority of Floridians expressed loyalty to the British Crown and the colony declined to send delegates to the Continental Congress. When the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, the Florida territory was returned to Spanish control.

Source

Original map, 1780: Leonard Pugh Collection.

Date Created

1780

Date Copyrighted

1780

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original map, 1780.

Is Part Of

General Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

333 KB

Medium

1 map

Language

eng
spa
fre

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Leonard Pugh and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Tebeau, Charlton W. A History of Florida. Coral Gables, Fla: University of Miami Press, 1971.
"Florida: As a British Colony." Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida. http://fcit.usf.edu/Florida/docs/f/florbrit.htm.

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1 map

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