Courtenay Scarf circa 1883

Declare Carolina


Beautiful silk scarf with the following map of Charleston, SC on it:

Extremely rare "Map of Charleston and its vicinity, showing the original settlement of 1670 at Albemarle Point, the Oyster Point settlement of 1672, and subsequent extentions of 1783 and 1849". Prepared to accompany Mayor Courtenay's centennial address, August 13, 1883."Historical Map of Charleston" compiled from US Coast Survey Map, Harbor Charts, Rail Road and Private Plats of Charleston 1884 by Louis J Barbot, City Civil Engineer and drawn by Jos. Needle in 1882-1883. Shows fortifications, wharves, walled city, wards, neck area and Ashley River property owners.

100% Silk

Care instructions- For best results, dry clean only

Made in the U.S.A.

  • Price: $150.00 { What determines value? }

    Many factors go into pricing a print; rarity, desirability, artist, condition, age, and the history of former sales prices and based on what price the piece was purchased at.   

    Condition, Condition, Condition!

    “Weeds & Roses” A good analogy for how the pricing of a print is determined from desirability is my description of "Weeds and Roses". It actually works with a number of publications from Audubons to Atlases. 

    O.K., let's take a complete first edition set of Audubon's Birds of America- 435 Plates, printed by Robert Havell. The Wild Turkey & The Flamingo will be the “Roses”, they are the major plates. These images are usually more desirable making them the most expensive, in upwards of $200,000.

    The Song Birds or "Tweety" birds are the minor plates, or "Weeds". These images are usually less desirable making them less expensive, as low as $2,000.

    However, not everyone prefers roses over weeds. Just because one is more expensive does not mean it is more beautiful to you. Art is a personal preference and you should always go with what stands out to you :)