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Auction 188, Lot 235

"[Fort Charles]", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Port Royal, South Carolina

Period: 1707 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste…

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 4.3 inches
18.5 x 10.9 cm
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This view shows the very short-lived French settlement and fort founded in 1562 in Port Royal. The settlers were not successful, and abandoned the settlement the following year, making a very hard crossing back to England. The Spanish located the abandoned fort and obliterated it in 1564, building their own fort of Santa Elena on its ruins.


Condition: A

A lovely impression on a sound sheet with folds as issued, a hint of toning, and a little minor printer's smudge in the top margin.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/22/2022