[Three views of South Carolina]


[Three views of South Carolina]

Item Information

Title:
[Three views of South Carolina]
Title (alt.):
Birds eye view from part of Mount Pleasant A. to the eastern point of Long Island. B
N.b.E. view of the fort on the western end of Sulivans Island with the disposition of His Majesty's fleet commanded by Commodore Sir Peter Parker Knt. &c. &c. &c. during the attack on the 28th of June 1776 which lasted 9 hours and 40 minutes
N.W.b.N view of Charles Town from on board the Bristol Commodore Sir Peter Parker Knt. &c. &c. taken in Five Fathoms Hole the day after the attack upon Fort Sulivan by the Commodore & his squadron, which action continued 9 hours & 40 minutes
Description:
At the beginning of the war, the British tried unsuccessfully to capture Charleston, South Carolina, the primary port in the southern colonies. They hoped its fall would turn the South in its favor. London publisher William Faden issued these three views illustrating the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, which occurred at the entrance to Charleston’s harbor on June 28, 1776. The top and bottom left scenes depict the rebel encampments and fort, hastily constructed of spongy palmetto logs and sand. The use of these absorbent materials helped the fort withstand the attack by British cannons. The bottom right view shows Charleston after the ten-hour battle.
Creator:
Faden, William, 1749-1836
Name on Item:
Wm. Faden.
Date:
1776
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Views
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Fort Moultrie, Battle of, S.C., 1776--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
Charleston (S.C.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
Places:
South CarolinaCharleston (county)Charleston
Publisher:
London : Wm. Faden
Notes:
Three bird's-eye views of Charleston, S.C. area, mounted on linen.
Relief shown pictorially.
Includes captions and references.
"To Commodore Sir Peter Parker Knt. &c. &c. &c. this view is most humbly dedicated and presented by Lt. Colonel Thos. James Rt. Rt. of Artillery ..."
Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.
Extent:
3 views on 1 sheet : hand col. ; 14 x 59 cm or smaller, on sheet 49 x 79 cm.
Scale:
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Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008547
Terms of Use:
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