West Florida and its relation to the historical cartography of the United States


Chambers, Henry E. (Editor)


The map summarizes the dates of changes in ownership of parts of West Florida and the boundaries of the various portions which varied from time to time depending on the claims by various countries. The Treaty of San Lorenzo or Pinckney's Treaty (29 March 1796 or Oct. 27, 1795) established the 31st parallel as the border between the U.S. and the Floridas.
In October 1800, by the Secret Treaty of San Ildefonso, Spain ceded Louisiana to France but it did not include New Orleans or any territory east of the Mississippi River. This portion of west Florida was still owned by Spain and consequently was not included in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France by the U.S. Between 1803 and 1819 West Florida was an area of multinational conflict The Adams-Onis Treaty of Feb. 22, 1819 began the purchase of Florida from Spain. Note: Image scanned from a reproduction of the original map. Reproduction from the collection of Dr. Joseph Fitzgerald. References: This map is from of Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, edited by Herbert B. Adams. This portion about West Florida was by Henry E. Chambers. Series XVI No. 5. Florida State University web site.
Servies: The American Heritage Pictorial Atlas of United States History, #717.
Image: Florida State University web site.


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