Tybee Bay Savannah River Hilton Head SC Blunt 185 small old nautical chart mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Tybee Bay and Savannah River.
(South Carolina- Coastal chart United States)
Issued New York, 1854 by E. & G.W. Blunt. Likely engraved by Hooker.
Charming little mid-19th century miniature engraved coastal chart.
Countless sounding depths, various navigational features including shoals, light house, directions for sailing and inlets, etc. Depicts Hilton Head lower right, Dawfuskie Island, Turtle Island, Tybee island,Cockspur Island with fort Pulaski, etc.
Nice looking example, some minor extraneous fold lines, central fold line slightly age browned and wrinkled, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, but overall a nice example. Any age flaws are easy to forgive visually.
Original fold lines as issued.
Campbell, Bibliography of American Coast Pilot , Blunt, pp. 47-8.
Guthorn, U.S. Coastal Charts 1783-1861 , [this example engraved for the 16th ed.].
Library of Congress, Map division example.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. I, pg. 153-4.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/2"H X 11 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 7 1/2"H X 9 1/2"W.