Buffalo, NY: Matthews, Northrup & Co., Art-Printing Works, 1890. 245pp. Sextodecimo [15.5 cm] Gray printed wraparound wrappers. Good only. Damaged front cover, wear and creasing to front and rear leaves. Fold-out map at front is damaged and incomplete. Item #4908
A description of the county opens this work (18 pages) and is followed by Township plats with lists of sections. The Associated Railway Land Department of Florida was composed of four railway companies and two land development companies. Early Florida development work with dozens of maps.
"Lee County was named in honor of the gallant General Robert E. Lee, and was formed and organized as a county in the spring of 1887. It was formerly part of Monroe County, with its county site at Key West, which was 185 miles distant from the northern limits of the county. The present Lee County was until quite recently uninhabited by the white man. It was home of the deer, turkey, and the indolent but friendly Seminole." - p.3.