1936 FIRE INSURANCE ATLAS FOR GREATER MIAMI, FLORIDA

 

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AUTHOR:

HOPKINS, G.M.

TITLE:

Plat Book of Greater Miami Florida and Suburbs from official records, private plans and actual surveys…. Philadelphia, 1936

CONDITION:

Elephant folio, 55 canvas-backed map sheets. One-half red morocco over canvas, with morocco front label. Title and first couple of sheets with a little wear, some staining to covers. Overall a good, solid copy.

DATE:

1936

DESCRIPTION:

A remarkably detailed early twentieth century fire insurance atlas for Greater Miami. Fire insurance atlases are famous for providing the most complete and accurate cartographic record available for the period in question. Much of the city depicted here has been radically altered or has completely disappeared. The atlas is divided into two parts, each with a separate title-page. The first is devoted to Miami proper, and the mainland suburbs, such as Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, and consists of an index sheet and forty separate street plans. The second is devoted solely to Miami Beach and North Miami Beach, and contains index sheet and 13 separate plans. Apparently many copies lack the second part devoted to Miami Beach. Each sheet is drawn on the grand scale of 1 inch equals 100 feet. Every existing building is shown, with many color coded to indicate building material (brick, frame, stone or concrete &c.) Apartment houses, stables, electric railways, steam railroads, house numbers, street widths, lot numbers, and a wealth of other details are indicated. Most sheets have pasted down overlays that contains additions or corrections. This atlas is very desirable work for the history of Miami and Miami Beach.

REFERENCES:

Inventory No. 13363

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