Auction 135, Lot 312

"A Plan of Port Royal Harbour in Carolina With the Proposed Forts, Depth of Water &c. Latitude 32° - 6' North", Moll, Herman

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.6 x 8 inches
26.9 x 20.3 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 impression and original outline color.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/16/2011