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A view of the town of Charleston from James Island
This beautiful watercolour view of the town of Charleston is taken directly from the chart The Harbour of Charleston by J. F. W. Des Barres.
|Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist:||J.F.W. Des Barres|
|Size Of Original:||w 15.5" x h 8"|
|Paper Type||Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm|
This view of the beautiful city of Charlestown is taken from the north shore of James Island across the Ashley River from the town. There are many intriguing features to this view, including the steeple of St. Michael's Church, located on the corner of Broad and Meeting streets which, even today, dominates the skyline. The steeple was used throughout the Revolutionary war years as both a landmark for navigation, as well as a look-out post.