Port Royal in South Carolina : taken from surveys deposited at the Plantation Office
- Port Royal in South Carolina : taken from surveys deposited at the Plantation Office
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.
- Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Nautical charts--South Carolina--Port Royal Sound--Early works to 1800
Port Royal Sound (S.C.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
South CarolinaBeaufort (county)Port Royal Sound
J.F.W. Des Barres
Exhibited: "Charting an Empire: The Atlantic Neptune" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013.
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-.
- 1 map : hand col. ; 74 x 58 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:65,000]
- Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
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