Auction 113, Lot 274

"City of Charleston, South Carolina",

Subject: South Carolina - Charleston

Period: 1855 (circa)

Publication: Ballou's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion

Color: Hand Color

9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

Uncommon birds-eye view of Charleston from Ballou's Weekly. This fine antebellum view is looking west with the Cooper River on the right. The harbor and river are filled with small sailing boats. Published in Ballou's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion a weekly illustrated newspaper that was in competition Frank Leslie's similar paper. Drawn by W.R. Miller with no engraver credited.


Condition: A

Good impression with well applied later coloring. Originally on a full sheet of newspaper, this example has been trimmed to leave only the text relating to Charleston.

Estimate: $100 - $150


Closed on 12/7/2005