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Auction 182, Lot 316

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

Subject: Port Royal, South Carolina

Period: 1732 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.7 x 7.9 inches
27.2 x 20.1 cm
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This map shows the proposed fort on St. Helena Island, Hilton Head, and Bauford Town on Port Royal Island, as well as numerous soundings and an anchorage in the harbor. 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. The map includes a simple title block, rhumb lines, and two compass roses that orient the north to right.

References: Cumming (SE) #200; Phillips (A) #578-52.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with light scattered foxing that is mostly confined to the margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/28/2021