Auction 142, Lot 269

"Plan de la Situation et des Stations des Vaisseaux Britanniques, sous le Commandement de Sir Pierre Parker, a l'Attaque du Fort Moultrie, dans l'Isle Sullivan, le 28. Juin 1776", Picquet, Charles

Subject: Charleston, South Carolina

Period: 1776 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.4 x 6.4 inches
29 x 16.3 cm

This uncommon French map depicts an early American Revolution battle scene. In 1776, South Carolina patriots began to build a fort to protect Charleston and its harbor. On June 28th of that same year, British Admiral Sir Peter Parker brought nine ships to attack the fort that was still under construction. The attack was unsuccessful and Parker lost one of his ships in the process, here shown running aground. It wasn't until the Siege of Charleston in 1780 that the British were able to take over the fort.

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Condition: B+

There is one spot near the center of the image. Issued folding.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/28/2012

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