Plantations of the Lowcounty

Carolina Antique Maps & Prints

PRE-SALE UNTIL DECEMBER 5, 2022 SALES PRICE $375 (includes shipping and tax)

First in a series of maps of the Carolina Lowcounty showing the plantations ranging from the South Edisto to Bulls Bay and reaching inland to Pineville. I’ve been working on the map since late 2019 and am still finding locations to add. I easily have placed over 500 plantations on the map already. It was conceived and designed by me, Laura Vardell, compiling from various sources, Henry Mouzon’s 1775 map, William DeBraham’s map of 1757, Robert Mill’s 1825 district maps, and Stoney’s 1934 maps.. among other sources.. also help from some very good authorities. 
they are glicees printed on acid free paper and measure 34 x 26

  • Price: $375.00 { 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 :)