Plan de la Situation et des Stations des VAISSEAUX BRITANNIQUES, sous le Commandement de Sir Pierre Parker, a l'attaque du FORT MOULTRIE, DANS L'ISLE SULLIVAN, Le 28 Juin 1776

David Ramsay

RAFO001.11

A beautiful rare Revolutionary War naval battle plan, showing the engagement of the American and British forces off the coast of South Carolina during the British assault of Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. From Ramsay's "History of South Carolina"

 

Published: Paris 1787

Engraving

Paper Size: 12 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Condition: A

  • Price: $950.00 { 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 :)