Florida

FLORIDA OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:
Starting in 1972 (possibly 1971), a new base map by Gousha was used. These maps generally have a copyright date at the bottom of the back cover, and a date indication at the bottom of the map legend. The notation at the bottom of the map legend is indicated on this list with brackets {}, i.e. {1972 Ed A}. From 1972 (or 1971) until 1980, two maps were issued each year – edition A and edition B. From 1981 to the present, only one map was issued each year. Generally, the legend contains a two-year date, such as 1987-88, whereas the copyright date on the back cover is a single year. This list has chosen to use the single-year copyright dates. Thus, for example, two separate years are listed for 1987 and 1988, instead of two varieties of one date (1987-88 A and 1987-88 B).

According to FL-DOT, no map was produced in 1997. Starting in 1998, an “Official State Transportation Map” has been “produced through an innovative public-private partnership between Florida’s Department of Transportation, VISIT FLORIDA, private contractors, and the map’s sponsors” (taken from the 1999 edition). These maps state that they are published by the Florida DOT and distributed by VISIT FLORIDA. Universal Studios appears to be the primary sponsor for these maps, with a cover photo on each edition at least through 2004.

Sponsor(s): none

Last updated: 9/22/19 (Added 1945, 2013-2017 – meg)

Florida Maps:
1925; reported by PC (dtd lgnd (corrected to Jul 1))
1926; reported by PC (dtd cvr (Jan 1); bw txt with state road department seal)
1927; dtd cvr (Nov 1); bw txt with state seal; 3.5 x 7.75
1929; dtd cvr (Apr 1); bw txt with state seal; 3.75 x 7.75
1930; dtd cvr (Apr 1), bw txt with state seal; 3.75 x 7.75
1931; dtd cvr; bw dwg of car driving by beach; 3.75 x 9
     [2 known printings: {Apr 1}, {Nov 1}]
1932; dtd cvr; bw dwg of car parked under palm tree; 3.75 x 9
     [2 known printings: {Jul 1}, {Nov 1}]
1933 A; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1932; 3.75 x 9
1933 B; dtd cvr (Nov 1); otherwise same as 1931; 3.75 x 9
1934; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1931
     [2 known printings: {May 1}, {Nov 1}]
1935; reported by PC
1936; dtd cvr (Aug); bw dwg of car and palm trees; 3.75 x 9
1937; dtd cvr (Feb 1); otherwise same as 1936
1938; reported by PC (dtd cvr (Aug); bw photo of palm tree & bridge)
1939; dtd cvr; bw photo of palm tree & bridge; 3.75 x 7.5
     [2 known printings: {Jan}, {Sep}]
1940; clr photo of bus on bridge “The Overseas Highway…”; 5.25 x 9
     [2 known printings: {dtd cprt (Jul)}, {dtd cvr (Nov)}]
1941; dtd cvr (Nov); otherwise same as 1940
[c.1941-43]; no date; Spessard Holland, Gov. otherwise same as 1940
1944; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1940
1945; dtd cvr (11-45), lgnd (1944); otherwise same as 1940
1946 A; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1940
     [2 known printings: {1946 only in lgnd}, {Jul in lgnd}]
1946 B; dtd cvr (Dec); bw text cover, Temporary Edition, printed one side only; 5 x 8.75
1947 A; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1940
     [2 known printings: { }, {Nov}]
1947 B; dtd lgnd; bw photo of sailboats; 4.75 x 10.5
1948; dtd cprt; otherwise same as 1940
1949 A; dtd cprt; otherwise same as 1940
1949 B; dtd cvr; clr dwg of bird landing on cypress knee; 5.5 x 11
1950 A; dtd cvr; bw photo & letter from Gov. Warren with clr photo of st cptl on map bkgrd; 5.5 x 11
1950 B; dtd cprt; bw photo & letter from Gov. Warren with clr photo of st cptl; 5.25 x 8.75
1952; dtd lgnd; clr photo of crowd on beach; 5 x 8.5
1953; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1952
     [2 known printings: { }, {Jun}]
1954; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1952
     [2 known printings: { }, {Oct}]
1955; dtd lgnd; clr photo of people on beach; 3.75 x 9.5
     [2 known variations: {Issued by State Road Dept.}, {Issued by State Road Dept. of Florida}]
1956; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1955
1957; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1955
1958; reported by FL DOT
1959; dtd lgnd; clr photo of uncrowded beach with clr dwg of bird in lrhc; 3.75 x 8.25
1960; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1959
     [2 known variations: {Gov. Collins & Grotegut, Charman on back}, {Gov. Collins & Killian, Chairman on back}
[1961]; dtd lgnd (1960); otherwise same as 1959
     [2 known variations: {Gov. Bryant sticker over Gov. Collins on back}, {Gov. Bryant printed on back}]
1962; dtd cvr; clr photo of 4 people on sand mound shaped like FL; 3.75 x 8.25
     [3 known codes: { }, {“2” in ulhc of front cvr}, {“3” in ulhc of front cvr}]
1963 A; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1962
1963 B; dtd cvr; clr photo of boy with yellow inner tube on beach; 3.75 x 8.25
1964; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1963 B
     [3 known versions: {“2” in llhc of front cvr}, {“3” in llhc of front cvr}, {“4” in llhc of front cvr}]
1965; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1963 B
     [2 known versions: {1964 map with Gov. Burns sticker on back}; {dtd 1965 on cvr}]
1966; dtd cvr; clr photo of family feeding fish to pelican; 3.75 x 8.25
1967 A; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1966
1967 B; dtd cvr; clr photo of couple and girl on beach; 3.75 x 8.25
1969; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1967 B
1970; dtd back cvr; clr dwgs of sailboats, crane, etc.; 3.75 x 9
     [2 known versions: {Gov. Kirk on back}, {Gov. Askew on back & Revised 11/70}]
1972; clr photo of spoonbills; 3.75 x 9
     [2 known versions: {dtd cvr & 1972 Ed A}, {no cvr date & 1972 Ed B}]
1973; dtd back cvr; clr photo of palm trees on small island {1973-1974}; 3.75 x 9
1975; dtd back cvr; otherwise same as 1973 {1975}
1976; dtd cvr; clr painting of Chief Bolecks; 3.75 x 9
     [3 known versions: {Chief Bolecks w/o caption & 1976 Ed},
     {“Chief Bolecks” with caption & 1976 Ed},
     {“Chief Bolecks” with caption & 1976 Ed B}]
1977; dtd back cvr; clr photo of people & boats on beach; 3.75 x 9
     [2 known versions: {1977 Ed A}, {“For Free Distribution” added & 1977 Ed B}]
1978; dtd back cvr; clr dwg of map in cutout curving rd under sun; 3.75 x 9
     [2 known versions: {1978 Ed A}, {1978 Ed B}]
1979; dtd back cvr; stylized white dwg of seagull over clr bands; 3.75 x 9
     [2 known versions: {1979 Ed A}, {1979 Ed B}]
1980; dtd back cvr; clr dwg of woman, golfer, sailboat, etc.; 3.75 x 9
     [1 known version: {1980 Ed A}]
1981; dtd back cvr; clr dwg of boat, crane, beach, swamp {1981 Ed}; 3.75 x 9
1982; dtd back cvr; otherwise same as 1981 {1982 Ed}
1983; dtd back cvr; clr photo of space shuttle {1983-84 Ed}; 3.75 x 9
1985; dtd back cvr; clr photo of lighthouse {1985 Ed}; 3.75 x 9
1987; dtd back cvr; clr photo of people and palm trees on beach {1987-1988 Ed}; 3.75 x 9
1988; dtd back cvr; otherwise same as 1987 {1987-88 Ed B}
1989; dtd back cvr; clr photo of boats at dock behind trees {1989-90 Ed}; 3.75 x 9
1990; dtd back cvr; otherwise same as 1989 {1989-90 Ed B}
1991; dtd back cvr; clr photo of long, curving bridge {1991-92}; 3.75 x 9
1992; dtd back cvr; otherwise same as 1991 {1991-92 Ed B}
1993; dtd back cvr; clr photo of crossing guard and girl {1993-94} 3.75 x 9
1994; dtd back cvr; otherwise same as 1993 {1993-94 Ed B}
1995; dtd back cvr; clr photo of train on bridge {1995-96}; 3.75 x 9
1996; dtd back cvr; otherwise same as 1995 {1995-96 Ed B}
1998; dtd lgnd; clr dwg of King Kong at Universal Studios; 3.75 x 9
1999; dtd cprt; clr photo of family at Universal Studios (Millennium Edition); 3.75 x 9
2001; dtd cvr; clr photo of family with son and daughter at Universal Studios; 3.75 x 9
2002; dtd cvr; clr photo of family with one son at Universal Studios; 3.75 x 9
2003; dtd cvr; clr photo of 3 people on ride at Universal Studios; 3.75 x 9
2004; dtd cvr; clr photo of 4 people upside down on ride at Universal Studios; 3.75 x 9
2005; dtd cvr; clr photos of “Universal Orlando Resort”; 3.75 x 9
2006; dtd bk cvr (Jan 1); clr photo of Main Street Bridge in Jacksonville; 3.75 x 9
2007; dtd cvr; clr photo of family at waterside near lighthouse; 3.75 x 9
2008 A; dtd cvr; clr photo of man in floats and boy with red cape; 3.5 x 9
2008 B; dtd lgnd; large-print edition; clr photo of two gators standing on a bridge; 3.5 x 9
2009 A; dtd lgnd; clr photo of killer whale and diver at “Seaworld, Orlando”; 3.5 x 9
2009 B; dtd lgnd; large-print edition; otherwise same as 2008 B
2010; dtd lgnd; 2 clr photos (family on beach, airboat on Everglades); 3.5 x 9
2011; dtd lgnd; 2 clr photos (couple carrying a kayak, wooded walkway); 3.5 x 9
2012; dtd lgnd; 2 clr photos (kids on beach with sand castles, rollercoaster); 3.5 x 9
2013; dtd lgnd; 2 clr photos (horse drawn carriages, girl laying on beach); 3.5 x 9
2014 A; dtd lgnd; clr photo of girl dumping water on sleeping father; 3.5 x 9
2014 B; dtd lgnd; large-print edition; clr photo of lady on jet ski; 3.5 x 9
2015 A; dtd lgnd; clr photo of couple in beach chairs; 3.5 x 9
2015 B; dtd lgnd; large-print edition; clr photo of 3 kids on beach; 3.5 x 9
2016; dtd lgnd; clr aerial photo of Everglads; 3.5 x 9
2017; dtd lgnd; clr photo of girl on man’s shoulders; 3.5 x 9