This exceedingly rare mammoth map of Charleston Harbor, engraved by William J. Stone, was produced by engraver William Stone two years after his famed Declaration of Independence facsimile. It was based on painstaking surveys of the harbor completed by American military officers headed by Army Captain and Engineer Hartman Bache, a great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin, who would go on to design many early western lighthouses and to become Chief of Topographical Engineers, succeeding James Abert.
We are able to locate only one copy of this map appearing in auctions records, and OCLC records three institutional copies, at the Clements Library, Cambridge University, and the Library of Congress.
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