A CHART OF CHARLESTON HARBOR CONTEMPORARY WITH THE CIVIL WAR

 

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AUTHOR:

DIRECCION DE HIDROGRAFIA

TITLE:

Plano Del Puerto de Charleston

CONDITION:

Black and white lithograph, 37-1/4” x 23”. A few ink spots along the lower margin, overall very nice condition.

DATE:

Madrid, 1864

DESCRIPTION:

This is a large-scale chart of Charleston Harbor. It was published by the Spanish Admiralty towards the close of the American Civil War. The city of Charleston is shown in excellent detail, with every existing street and wharf laid-down. Based on the work of the United States Coastal Survey, 1849-1852, the harbor and the neighboring ocean are covered with depth soundings. Fort Sumter, Fort Pinckney, Shute’s Folly, and numerous other nearby sites are identified, as well as the towns of Moultrieville and Mount Pleasant. Several lighthouses are located and picked out in red.


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Inventory No. 7156

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