William De Brahm


Extremely rare First Edition map of South Carolina and Georgia by William Gerard De Brahm, published by Thomas Jefferys in 1757. Considered the most important map of South Carolina and Georgia during the British Colonial era, De Brahm first announced plans to publish a new map of the colonies in an advertisement in the South Carolina Gazette in 1752.

Included on the map are the Names of the Proprietors of Land in South Carolina and Georgia with their respected plats.

Lovely Cartouche resembling the colonies indigo trade.

Published: London 1757


Paper Size: Two peices each 50in wide x 43in tall

Condition: A+

  • Price: $65,000.00 { 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 :)