Sale 22JK01 | Lot 269

WILLIAMS, JOHN LEE The Territory of Florida: or, Sketches of the topography, civil and natural history of the country, the climate and the Indian tribes.

Catalogue: The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation
WILLIAMS, JOHN LEE  The Territory of Florida: or, Sketches of the topography, civil and natural history of the country, the climate and the Indian tribes.

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Lot 269
WILLIAMS, JOHN LEE The Territory of Florida: or, Sketches of the topography, civil and natural history of the country, the climate and the Indian tribes.
New-York: A. T. Goodrich, 1837. First edition. Contemporary quarter roan, spine gilt. 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches (22 x 14 cm); vi, 7-304 pp.; frontispiece of Osceola and two lithographed plates, the rear board with the large folding map printed on tissue mounted (as issued?). Front joint barely holding, rear board detached, generally a clean copy internally. A tear extending into the "F" of Florida in the caption, some separations on folds, a few spots, but a good example of the rare map. .

A work that appears infrequently at auction, and which is often lacking the fine Florida map. John Lee Williams was a physician residing in St. Augustine. His account of the Seminole War in these pages, which is highly critical of the Governor-General Richard K. Call, is a highpoint of the work. "Very full account of the wars with the Seminoles"--Field 1666. Clark III:255; Howes W467 ("aa"); Sabin 104284; Streeter sale II:1245.


C The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $9,450 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $9,450 (includes buyer's premium)

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The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation

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