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The Ichnography of Charles-Town at High Water

Artist/Maker:
Toms, William Henry ||Roberts, Bishop __Engraver ||Hunter, George __Surveyor
Place Made:
London Great Britain
Date Made:
1739
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
HOA: 21; WOA: 24; (sight)
Accession Number:
2226
Description:
A detailed map of Charleston, South Carolina, that shows the streets and locations of important buildings within the city. The remnants of Charleston’s early fortifications are still visible on this map. A key at the bottom of map serves as a label to the streets and buildings. An inset map in the upper left shows the confluence of the Cooper and Ashley Rivers.

A rococo cartouche on upper right hand side includes a dedication to Charles Pinckney by “G.H.” This may refer to the surveyor George Hunter (d.1764).

Related Objects: This drawing was designed to act as a key to the Roberts-Toms engraved view of Charles Town published the same year (see MESDA Acc. 848.3)

Reference: Cummings and De Vorsey, The Southeast in Early Maps, 244.

Credit Line:
Gift of Frank L. Horton