Plantations


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5312Plan of the subdivision of Harwood Volusia County FloridaDetailsRogers, P. D.1888
Antique cyanotype cadastral map Harwood Volusia County Florida Old Kings Road
Rogers, P. D.
1888
LOC:53
$1,200.00Rogers--P--D-Antique-cyanotype-cadastral-map-Harwood-Volusia-County-Florida-Old-Kings-RoadRare early cyanotype (blueprint) cadastral plat map of the subdivision of <b>Harwood</b> in Volusia County, Florida (near Bulow Creek State Park), bounded to the west by the <b>Old King's Road</b>. Only known cadastral map that locates the failed "Harwood" settlement. The plat is the oldest of two known reference sources for the location of the Old King's Road in Volusia County. A valuable historic reference, the map shows land use: marsh, hammocks, islands, and groves. <br></br> The Harwood settlement was planned by orange grower Norman B. Harwood who in 1880 purchased 4,000 acres in Volusia County, including the Ormond Plantation "Damietta" [1]. The Harwood settlement was a failure. Deeply in debt, Norman Harwood died in May, 1885.</b> <br></br> During the second Spanish occupation of Florida, Spain granted large tracts of land in the Tomoka basin to settlers as an inducement to move to the region. These settlers included the Ormonds, Bulows [2], McHardys [3], and Dummitts [4]. <br></br> Surveyed in 1888 by Civil Engineer P. D. Rogers of Daytona, Florida. North oriented at right. Manuscript notations. <br></br> The plat shows the tomb of James Ormond II who died September 30, 1829 (now Ormond Tomb State Park). Includes an inset context map of the Florida coast from Jacksonville to Mosquito Inlet with the St. Johns River. The context map shows the settlement of Harwood prominently near the coast just north of Ormond, Fla. <br></br> <b>NOTES:</b><br> [1] The landmark Fairchild Oak and the Ormond Tomb (see plat) are both located on land shown on this plat. The Spanish granted sea captain James Ormond 2,000 acres in 1807.<br> [2] Bulow Creek bounds the property to the northeast alongside a now lost "Atlantic Avenue".<br> [3] Robert Mc Hardy, a surveyor, received a Spanish grant of 1,100 acres in 1808. <br> [4] Dummitt Plantation, directly south of this plat, was the site of the first steam-powered sugar mill in the area.
704Antique Chart of Mississppi River near St. James, LouisianaDetailsMississippi River Commission1894
The Mississppi River near St. James, Louisiana
Mississippi River Commission
1894
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$450.00Mississippi-River-CommissionThe-Mississppi-River-near-St--James--LouisianaLarge, very scarce, rolled survey chart or map of the Brilliant Point and College Point portions of the Mississippi River from 1894. Coverage on this antique map stretches across St. James Parish and documents numerous plantations, cultivated fields, and individual land holdings, including many with French surnames: Bonnecaze, Dernier, Bourgeois, Braud, Fabre, and Plaisance. <br></br> An inset index chart identifies the area as belonging to the Brilliant Point and College Point stretches of the Mississippi River, but may be more familiar as that portion of the river between Baton Rouge and New Orleans that includes the area near St. James, Louisiana and Oak Alley Plantation. No copy of this chart or any from the series are currently known to be available for sale. <br></br> On the North bank of the Mississippi are 3 towns: College, Donnelson, Wilton, and Hester; a race track, Jefferson College, and Sacred Heart Convent, Numerous plantations are mapped including St. Belmont Plantation, Homestead Plantation, Oneida Plantation, Uncle Sam Plantation, Wilton Plantation, Helvetia Plantation, St. Rose Plantation, St. Michael Plantation. <br></br> On the river's South bank lies St. Emma and a settlement referred to as "Free Town". Identifed plantations on the South bank include Oak Alley Plantation, St. James Estate, Felicite Plantation, St Joseph Plantation, Home Place Plantation, Jefferson Plantation, Pikes Peak Plantation, Cabanocey Plantation, Rich Bend Plantation, Bonsecour Plantation, M.B.C. Plantation, St. Cecile Plantation, Sydney Plantation, La Pice Plantation, and St. Claire Plantation. <br></br> Photo lithograph produced by Julius Bien and Company. From a two volume set of 78 sheets produced by the Mississippi River Commission ca. 1896 . Detailed soundings from bank to bank at approximately 400 - 500 foot intervals. Railroads and numerous benchmarks are identified. Number 71.
5339Plat map of Cedar Grove Plantation,  St. Paul, South Carolina.DetailsSomberg, Seymour I.1950
Blueprint plat map of Cedar Grove Plantation St. Paul South Carolina
Somberg, Seymour I.
1950
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$900.00Somberg--Seymour-I-Blueprint-plat-map-of-Cedar-Grove-Plantation-St--Paul-South-CarolinaUnrecorded blueprint or cyanotype plat map of <b>Cedar Grove Plantation</b> or Smythe Plantation, <b>St. Paul / Summerton, South Carolina</b> in Clarendon County with Robert Adger Smythe (1871-1962) , Manager. The blueprint was created ca. 1950 and signed by Seymour. I. Samberg L.S. (Land Surveyor) with property lines taken from an earlier plat by Bushner and Rutledge dated May 30, 1914. North oriented to lower left. <br></br> Robert Adger Smythe was born in Charleston, S.C. in 1871 and graduated from the Citadel in 1890. He founded the Lambda Chapter fraternity at the Citadel. Smythe spent most of his business years in cotton brokerage in Atlanta. Robert Smythe did not live at Cedar Grove, but visited often, conducting his business through manager Joe. H. King. <br></br> The earliest record of Cedar Grove Plantation dates to 1796 when Jack Lawson laid out a plantation of 2,160 acres between Jack's Creek and Taw-Caw. In the mid-1800's the plantation had grown to over 5,000 acres. Nearby features on this plat map include Jack's Creek, Highway 15, Manning Turnpike, Lake Marion, Nelson's Ferry Road, and St. Paul. <br></br> Legend at bottom right includes the signature of Seymour Somberg. In 1953 Seymour I. Somberg was listed as President of Forestry Aids (forestry - surveying) in Manning, South Carolina. [1] <br></br> [1] Eller, Robert C. ed. Surveying and Mapping. Volume XIII, No. 1 January - March, 1953. p. 252. (Online)