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Auction 115, Lot 288

"Port et Ville de Charles-Town dans la Caroline", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

6 x 8.3 inches
15.2 x 21.1 cm

Fine, early plan shows the fortified town of Charlestown bounded by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Fort Johnson is shown on the mainland across the Charleston Harbor. Today's Patriot's Point on Mt. Pleasant is here called le Marais (the marsh). The fortification at Fort Johnson, which protects the town and harbor, is prominently delineated.

References: Cumming #343; Phillips (A) 3508, v.1-37.

Condition: A

Crisp, dark impression on a full sheet with wide margins. Previously framed with lightly toned area inside matting evident, a couple tiny spots, still the map image is very good.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/21/2006