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Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps

Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps

The presentation, Charting the Land of Flowers shows the dramatic changes that have occurred in the Sunshine State over the past 500 years through historic maps from the earliest depiction of Florida on the 1511 “Martyr Map” to a 21st-century view of Florida from space.

Rodney Kite-Powell is the Director of the Touchton Map Library at the Tampa Bay History Center. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts from the University of South Florida, both in U.S. history. He wrote and lectured on state and local history and is the author of  History of Davis Islands: David P. Davis, and the Story of a Landmark Tampa Neighborhood and Tampa Bay’s Waterfront: Its History and Development.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.



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