How has our understanding of Florida changed over time?
For six centuries, international mapmakers and artists have chronicled the stories of Florida. Their maps tell of the incredible growth, change, and sometimes conflict, that occurred as waves of explorers and immigrants flooded our shores. Later maps reflect the rich cultural and environmental landscape that we know today. Designed as an educational resource, this website provides an in depth look at some of the maps featured in the History Center’s exhibition, Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps. The close-up map views, readings and activities will help guide your students’ exploration of La Florida, and ponder questions related to its development. Click on any map for a closer view.