Charlestown Prospect circa 1762 Tote Bag

Declare Carolina

CTDC001.15

Extremely rare "An Exact Prospect of Charlestown, the Metrooplis of the Province of South Carolina" published for the London Magazine in 1762. The view affords one of the earlist graphic depictions of the town of Charleston. The view shows dwellings, churches, boats, fortifications and ships with British flags. Items in the image are lettered, but key is missing from image. Men in foreground hold fishing nets. At the time Charleston was the fourth largest port in the American colonies, with a population of 11,000.

Zipper Pocket inside for easy organization

Linen - Cotten

Care intructions machine wash warm or cool on a gentle/delicate setting, using phospate-free detergent. Dry Flat

Made in the U.S.A.

  • Price: $120.00 { What determines value? }

    Many factors go into pricing a print; rarity, desirability, artist, condition, age, and the history of former sales prices.


    “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 :)