Plant Steamship Line

1895

Plant Steamship Line (Tampa) brochure with route map

Map of North America showing direct passenger transportation lines between the United States, Mexico, the West Indies, Central and South America also illustrating the geographical position of Florida and Location of the Railroad, Steamboat, and Steamship Lines of the Plant System . . .

DESCRIPTION: 

Late 19th century brochure for the Plant System of railroads and steamboats with its terminus in Tampa, Florida. Henry Bradley Plant, began his early career as deckhand and mate on a steamboat out of New York City. Late a railroad magnate, hotelier, businessman, and founder of the Plant System, Plant brought the railroad to Tampa, Florida in 1884. Plant’s railroad connected downtown Tampa to the rest of the east coast and to Port Tampa, where people could board a Plant steamship to Havana, Jamaica, New Orleans, New York, Bermuda, or other destinations.

Verso with a large advertisement for for Plant's flagship Tampa Bay Hotel. Map is set within the larger brochure which unfolds to a full 32"W x 16"H.

CREATOR: 

Plant Steamship Line

PUBLICATION DATE: 

1895

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: 

United States

BODY OF WATER: 

Gulf of Mexico

CONDITION: 

Fair.  A few separations and small holes at folds. Could be easily repaired. No other major condition issues.

COLORING: 

Process coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 

15 " x 13 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: 

$150

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