Rand McNally & Co. Florida Railroads. 1923.
Rand McNally & Co.
20.5 x 27.75 in
A transportation map at its finest, this c. 1923 Rand McNally map of Florida traces the state's railroad lines and steamship lines. Thirty numerically identified railroad lines crisscross the state and correspond with an index situated along the left border. Steamship lines are illustrated by dashed lines that leapfrog from one port to the other. Nearly every line is identified by the company operating the route, but all promote the intended destinations, which include New York City, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Far East. An inset map, situated in the lower left corner, details southern Florida and the Florida Keys. Key West is a hub for steamship travel: ten lines head west for locations along the Gulf of Mexico, and another five point east, heading for ports along the East Coast of the United States and in the Caribbean.