MAP A map of South Carolina and a part of Georgia. Containing the whole sea-coast; ...

Carolina Antique Maps & Prints

Extremely rare and unbelievably beautiful first edition copy of William De Brahm’s Lords Propieters map. Published in 4 sheets and presented in two. All original beautiful hand color.  Published London in 1757 by Thomas Jefferys. This map qa the most important map published of the south east during the colonial era. De Brahm was surveyor general for the colony of Georgia and issued a letter to the Gazette for land grant owners to contribute their information on lands owned. In huge box on the bottom list in an index all the land owners names and an index ro locate their properties also this map has a huge impressive cartouche illustrating Indigo production. A truly once in a lifetime map! 

Full title   A map of South Carolina and a part of Georgia. Containing the whole sea-coast; all the islands, inlets, rivers, creeks, parishes, townships, boroughs, roads, and bridges: As also, several plantations, with their proper boundary-lines, their names, and the names of their proprietors.

  • Price: $69,500.00 { 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 :)