Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 68

Price Realized: $ 720
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--EARLY AMERICAS.) Arx Carolina. Engraving by John Ogilvy after Arnold Montanus, 11 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches; vertical strip of early paper on reverse, where this was possibly attached to a stub in a book; paper evenly toned; faint stamp on reverse stating "historical map collection," with no further identification. [London, 1671]

Additional Details

A view of the French settlement of Charles Fort, founded in 1562 on what is now Parris Island, South Carolina. Named Carolina after King Charles, the fort was taken by the Spanish in 1565 and retaken and destroyed by the French in 1568. The image shows what seem to be both native and African slave laborers. From Ogilvy's seminal atlas "America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World," London in 1671.