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Tampa Bay History Center hosts 150 maps from the 15th century through today charting six centuries in Florida
TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Before the South was “The South,” there was only La Florida. Indeed, nearly 100 years before the English arrived in Virginia, Spanish and French explorers charted a course for “The Land of Flowers.” Marking the quincentenary of Ponce de León’s 1513 landing on Florida’s shores, the Tampa Bay History Center presents Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps, one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of Florida cartography ever assembled.