Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 5 - Lot 3
Title: II. Cartography (draft)
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 Material Information
Title: II. Cartography (draft) historical research notes
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 5 - Lot 3
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
Coordinates: 29.89319 x -81.311302
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Bibliographic ID: UF00090503
Volume ID: VID00006
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B5-L3

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II. Cartography
The following maps and surveys were consulted in the study%
1. Puente 1764 jU ~ I U ~L .
2. Moncrief 1765 (?) -"

3. Rocque 1788 M/ r/ ) F'
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5. Clements Survey 1834 -
6. Gillmore Survey 1880
7. Insurance Map 1893
8. Official City Map 1923
9. Sanborn 1930

The first step in attempting to interpret the cartographic

material which is available was to establish a common ground

since we are dealing with three nationalities and two systems of

measurement.

A standard equivalent is normally used. This is 33.372"

(2.781') = 1 Spanish vara.1 This is a useful tool but is not bo

be considered infallable. The following, in tabular form, are- the

results of applying this equivalent to the problem.

(insert -- XXX X X X X X XXX XXX X X X XX-XX X X X X )

It can be seen that there is a major discrepancy in the length

of the block on the Rocque map, as well as a general lengthening

through time. Since the Rocque map is considered to be the most






accurate of the colonial series, it was necessary to resolve the


difference in the total block length.

When all of the colonial series are compared, one thing soon

becomes evident, namely the relationship between the southwest

corner of Blcok 5 and the buildings which comprise the Spanish

Accountancy across Charlotte St. In all instances., the structure


which is on the SW corner of Block 5 is pretty much bisected by


extending the north wall of the north house of the Accountancy'

complex.

It was therefore decided to construct a series of overlays

based on the Gillmore survey of 1880. This survey gives the actual

distance from the northeast corner of Block 10 to the northeast

corner of the Accountancy lot. (Treasury lot on American surveys).

A scale of 1" = 40' was selected and proportional dividers were

utilized to enlarge or reduce the available material.


Where distances are given, such as in the Puente key, a new

equivalent was obtained by dividing the total number of varas

into the length of the block as per the Gillmorg survey, so that

property lines could be established.

It is quite apparent from these overlays that the copy of


the Rocque map in the Commission's collection contains a signifi-

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error in its scale, as the relationship between the Accountancy

lot and the building on the southwest corner of Block 5 remains

the same when all the material is reduced to a common scale.














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