Auction 122, Lot 325

"[Fort Charles]", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1707 (circa)

Publication: 'Naauwkeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste…

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.3 x 4.3 inches
18.5 x 10.9 cm

This view shows the very short-lived French settlement and fort founded in 1562 in Port Royal. The settlers were not successful, and abandoned the settlement the following year, making a very hard crossing back to England. The Spanish located the abandoned fort and obliterated it in 1564, building their own fort of Santa Elena on its ruins.

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Condition: A

A lovely impression on a sound sheet with folds as issued and a little minor printer's smudge in the top margin.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/5/2007

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