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Pierre Mortier / Nicolas Sanson, CARTE PARTICULIERE DE LA CAROLINE, DRESSE FUR LES MEMOIRES LE PLUS NOUVEAUX, published Amsterdam, circa 1696. Copper engraving with hand colored highlights. The first map of South Carolina printed in Continental Europe. Housed in ebonized frame with gilt liner and cream silk matte. Sight – 19" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed – 28" H x 32" W. Scarce map of the coastal region around Charleston and the Cooper River, depicting the area from the Santee River in the North to the Edisto River in the south. It shows several early roads and Indian settlements, as well as names and locations of dozens of early landowners, including the Santee and Sewel Indian Forts, the Kayawah (Kiawah) Indian Settlement, and Colletons Barony along the Cooper River. (Sir John Colleton was one of the eight proprietors of the Carolina Grant, a member of the Council for Foreign Plantations and of the Royal African Company, which introduced slavery into the British possessions in North America). This map is generally regarded as the first obtainable map of the region to appear in a commercial atlas. Cumming 121, Kendall Early Maps of Carolina 17C. Provenance: Private collection, acquired several years ago from Carolina Prints, Charleston, South Carolina. Documentation will be provided to winning bidder. CONDITION: Some light toning, possible repaired tear at upper left corner and on far left side near word "Occident", a couple of light creases. Map has not been fully examined out of frame, but appears to be hinge mounted to backing board rather than glued down.