Auction 129, Lot 329

"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.

Condition: A

Dark, early impression. With original margins, with a small chip out of edge at lower right.

Estimate: $350 - $400


Closed on 9/23/2009