Wlliam Gilmore Simms
South Caroliniana Library Collection of W.G. Simms Physical Materials >> South Caroliniana Library Collection of W.G. Simms Physical Materials >> Scene from Charleston in 1742 [Engraving]

Item informationTitle: Scene from Charleston in 1742 [Engraving]
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  • Publication date: [1842]


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    Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
    Rights: Digital Copyright © 2015, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
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    • The Letters of William Gilmore Simms, Vol. 1-5
    Composition history See comments about this image in Letters I: 333n.  Based on information included in that note, it is possible that this particular copy of the print was done in the very early 20th century.  Even if this is the case, Simms would have certainly had in his possession some copy of this print, as it was used as the frontispiece in The Magnolia, a periodical he edited in the 1840s.
    Notes This was used as the frontispiece for the Simms-edited Charleston periodical The Magnolia.  It is an 1842 restrike of a colonial engraving by the French engraver Pierre-Charles Canot, done after a sketch by Thomas Mellish that was, in turn, done after a 1739 painting by a ''D. Roberts.''  The re-strike engraving was done by Charleston engraver and lithographer William Keenan.