Port Royal in South Carolina


Port Royal in South Carolina

Item Information

Title:
Port Royal in South Carolina : taken from surveys deposited at the Plantation Office
Description:
The staple industry in South Carolina was rice, produced on plantations in the coastal region known as the Low Country. This highly-detailed 1777 chart of the Port Royal region illustrates an area where there were many rice plantations, which relied on imported African slaves to work the fields until after the American Revolutionary War. By the 1770s, rice accounted for over 50 percent of all exports from the colony. Due to the success of the rice export industry, an indigenous planter class rose to power over time, and these colonists would eventually join with others along the eastern seaboard to defy British dominance.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
1777
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--South Carolina--Port Royal Sound--Early works to 1800
Port Royal Sound (S.C.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
South CarolinaBeaufort (county)Port Royal Sound (bay)
Publisher:
[London] : J.F.W. Des Barres
Notes:
2nd state.
Relief shown by shading and hachures. Depths shown by soundings.
Prime meridian: Greenwich.
In lower left margin: 45.
In lower right corner: VII.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : [J.F.W. Des Barres], 1777-[1781].
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 74 x 58 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:65,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004995
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
Barcode:
30000003813675
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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