STATE AND TERRITORY MAPS
#59 - FLORIDA
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.
Area: 58,680 sq. mi.
Scenes: Oranges, Winter Resorts
above is a detail image from the back of an
interesting variety found on a few of these
Florida cards and originally identified by Jerry
Anderson. It was first printed incorrectly,
bearing "No 52", which should be for
Maine. It appears that this error was discovered
before at least some of the cards were distributed, and that a
sufficient number of these were still on hand to make it
worthwhile for the lithographer to create an
overprint to correct the error. Two solid bars
were printed over the original "No 52",
and the correct "59" was printed to the
right of it. (I also have a copy of the misnumbered card without the corrective overprint.)
This type of overprint correction has also been found
on the Maine (#52), Pennsylvania
(#54), Oregon (#55), Maryland (#56), West
Virginia (#57) and Louisiana (#58) cards in this series. Please see the Errors & Curiosities - State Maps page to view examples. I'd be very
interested in hearing from other collectors
who've run across similar misprints on this and
any other Arbuckle cards.
Although the cards in this
series didn't include any additional descriptive
information for the individual states or territories, the
Illustrated Atlas of the United States of America
did devote several paragraphs to