Auction 124, Lot 280

"A Plan of Charles Town the Capital of South Carolina, with the Harbour, Islands and Forts; the Attack on Fort Sullivan by His Majesty's Ships under Sir Peter Parker, in 1776; the Position of the Land Forces, under General Clinton, and the Rebel Camp…", Lodge, John

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1780 (published)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

11.2 x 5.4 inches
28.4 x 13.7 cm

Fascinating Revolutionary War battle plan that shows the British attack on Charleston that occurred June 28, 1776. The British fleet under Admiral Peter Parker bombarded Fort Sullivan, but was unable to destroy it and in fact were forced to retreat and withdraw to New York under heavy fire. The map locates the British 1st and 2nd brigades on Long Island, and shows the British fleet firing on Camp Sullivan while the "Rebel Ships" are located off of Charlestown Neck. The "Rebel Camp and Entrenchments" are located as well.

References: Jolly POL-2; Nebenzahl (Biblio) #70.

Condition: A

A few very light and small spots along top margin, still very good. A little weakness in right margin, well away from map image. Good impression on fine hand laid paper with circular watermark.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $850

Closed on 5/7/2008