Auction 165, Lot 293

"A Plan of Charles Town the Capital of South Carolina, with the Harbour, Islands, and Forts; the Attack on Fort Sulivan by His Majesty's Ships Under Sir Peter Parker...", Lodge, John

Subject: Charleston, South Carolina, Revolutionary War

Period: 1780 (published)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

11.2 x 5.4 inches
28.4 x 13.7 cm

Fascinating Revolutionary War battle plan that shows the British attack on Charleston that occurred on June 28, 1776. The British fleet under Admiral Peter Parker bombarded Fort Sullivan, but was unable to destroy it and in fact were forced to retreat and withdraw to New York under heavy fire. The map locates the British 1st and 2nd brigades on Long Island, and shows the British fleet firing on Camp Sullivan while the "Rebel Ships" are located off of Charlestown Neck. The "Rebel Camp and Entrenchments" are located as well.

References: Jolly #POL-2; Nebenzahl (Biblio) #70.

Condition: A

A dark impression with just a hint of offsetting. Issued folding.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 11/15/2017