Auction 165, Lot 292

"A Plan of Port Royal Harbour in Carolina with the Proposed Forts...", Moll, Herman

Subject: Port Royal, South Carolina

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 7.8 inches
26.2 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

Issued folding, now pressed. An abrasion in map image just below center has been archivally reinforced on verso with a small amount of image in facsimile. A few small holes in lower blank margin have been infilled.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/15/2017