"A Plan of Port Royal Harbour in Carolina With the Proposed Forts, Depth of Water &c. Latitude 32° - 6' North", Moll, Herman
Subject: Hilton Head, South Carolina
Period: 1735 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
10.5 x 7.8 inches
26.7 x 19.8 cm
With numerous soundings and anchorages in the harbor, the map also shows 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." Off-shore from Hilton Head is Uncertain-Ground with a large area of sea-bed that is "All Dry at Low-water." East of Elizabeth is the location of another proposed fort, most likely the future Fort Fremont. Simple title block, rhumb lines and two compass roses.
References: Cumming (SE) #200; Phillips (A) #574-48.
Dark, early impression. With original margins, with a small chip out of edge at lower right.