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Preserve Your Memories

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Record and preserve your memories in the library’s Florida Collection!

Cannibals and Sea Monsters in the Map Collection

Map of Florida in the Ansbacher Map Collection.

What did Florida look like on a map in 1522?

Unless you’ve journeyed up to the fourth floor of our Main Library, you may not know about our extensive map collection. The Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection features over 240 antiquarian maps from all over the world.

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