This vintage map of Florida was created in 1951 and is titled “a pictorial chart of romantic Florida depicting its exotic wildlife, its tropical splendors of land & sea; its historic past; its vital and exciting present”. The map was created and illustrated by Dave Mink, an artist from Sebring, Florida, and provides a beautiful view of the Sunshine State as it once was, including historical landmarks, legends, and stories from the past.

Cleverly combining Florida legend and history, this pictorial chart of Romantic Florida mixes the past and present with skill. The map features scenes from Florida’s history along with drawings of fish native to Florida, rare tropical birds, reptiles and other animals. Historical facts are interspersed with legend, including rumored locations of buried treasure and drawings of mythical sea monsters. The map lists the “Five Flags Over Florida” as the Confederate, French, English, Spanish, and American flags.

This vintage pictorial map of romantic Florida was restored by KNOWOL. Reproductions of the restored map are available here.

A Pictorial Map of Romantic Florida

This historic map of Florida will make an attractive addition to your office, library, or den and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the area. When you’re done exploring, click here to get your copy of the map.