Auction 112, Lot 285

"[Lot of 2] The City of Charleston, South Carolina, Where the Democratic Nominating Convention will be Held [and] Charleston, S. C. and its Vicinity",

Subject: South Carolina - Charleston

Period: 1863-63 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

Lot of two handsome bird's-eye views of Charleston. 1) Wood engraving from Harper's Weekly, April 21, 1860 (14 x 9"). 2) Steel engraving by W. Ridgway from a drawing by J. Wells with 16 locations identified below the scene (8 x 5" ). It was published in Virtue & Yorston's History of the Great Civil War, 1863.



First has an extraneous fold down the center with a tear in bottom margin repaired with archival tape. Second is fine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/28/2005