Philadelphia. G.M. Hopkins Co., Copyright 1935. [1936 or 1941].
5 maps, handcolored, each sheet size 24 x 36 inches with centrefold as issued. Damp stain to lower margins of all maps; scarcely noticeable except for sheet 1 where it is visible mostly at the lower areas of the left and right edges. Tab attached to each map as issued. Five plat maps from G.M. Hopkins "Plat Book of Greater Miami Florida and Suburbs," maps numbered 1 through 5 showing the central business and civic area of Miami. Some maps feature paste-on revisions/up-dates regarding land use. Sheets 1, 2, 3 are scaled 100 feet to 1 inch. Sheets 4 and 5 are scaled 150 feet to one inch. From South to North the alignment is as follows: sheets 4, 1, 2, 5. From West to East the alignment is as follows: sheets 3 and 1. The southern-most border (see sheet 4) is Southwest 11th which extends west to Southwest 4th and east to Biscayne Bay. The northern-most border (see sheet 5) is Northwest 18th which extends west to Northwest 3rd and east to Biscayne Bay. From West to East (see sheets 3 and 1) the western-most border is Southwest 7th; the southern-most border is Southwest 3rd on map 3 and Southeast 2nd and the Florida East Coast Railway (Royal Palm Hotel Spur) on map 1. The northern-most border is Northwest 3rd on map 3 and Northeast 4th on map 1. These maps are a fascinating look into Miami's past. Most noticeably in map 1, but to some extent with all these maps of the central area of Miami, businesses and civic buildings are extensively marked and Map 1 represents a vital city centre so different from the current time. Amendments have been glued over sections eg. a Walgreen's has been added at the corner of SE Second Avenue and E. Flagler; two new buildings have been added to an empty block between SE First and Second at Bicayne Boulevard. Item #46693