Auction 114, Lot 272

"A Plan of Port Royal Harbour in Carolina With the Proposed Forts, Depth of Water &c. Latitude 32° - 6' North", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial South Carolina

Period: 1735 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 7.8 inches
26.7 x 19.8 cm

Map of the harbor with numerous soundings and anchorages shown. Depicts the proposed fort on St. Helena Island, Hilton Head, and Bauford Town on Port Royal Island. A note below the title explains that the harbor is safe and provides access to "ye best Country in Carolina." Simple title block, rhumb lines and two compass roses.

References: Karpinski (b) No.31; Phillips (b) No.574-48; Cumming #200.

Condition: A

Lovely, dark impression on hand laid paper with original margins and fine hand coloring. A couple of very light printers ink smudges, still very good.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/1/2006