Fenner, Marie

Rare 1968 Savannah, Georgia Sovereign City Pictorial Map by Marie Fenner

A New Prospect of Historic Savannah Sovereign City of Georgia. 1968.

DESCRIPTION: An attractive, tourist-oriented historic-pictorial map of Savannah, Georgia full of sketches of local architecture and interesting details of the city. At top center Fenner has drawn an image of James Edward Oglethorpe, the first Governor of Georgia.

As with other maps Fenner created in the late 1960's the map's border is surrounded with drawings of local and regional historical scenes including:
  • Fort Pulaski
  • Tybee Light- 18th Century
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
  • Forsyth Park
  • The City Hall- Griffin Park
  • Davenport House
  • Monterey Square- General Pulaski Monument
  • Fort Jackson, and Fort Wayne
Only one copy is found online, in WorldCat, at the University of South Carolina, Columbia SC.

Copyright 1968 by Old South Galleries.

Printed in 1968 using the halftone process (1). Bottom right corner: Charleston Lithographing Co. On 20th century laid paper with an illegible watermark. Verso is blank

Fenner, Marie

No personal information about Marie Fenner is available online today and the Olde South Gallery has disappeared. The single reference to Fenner I could find is a 1970 article on Columbia, S,C. "Historic Landmarks" (2) Fenner published in the Sandlapper: the Magazine of South Carolina.

See other lithographs by Marie Fenner.

The library at the University of South Carolina contains six of Marie Fenner's pictorial maps that are available online:
  • A unique survey of historic Charleston : queen city of South Carolina. 1967.
  • A new prospect of historic Savannah : sovereign city of Georgia. 1968
  • Ansonborough, Charleston, South Carolina. 1968.
  • Columbia, the beautiful capital city of South Carolina. 1969.
  • Historic Georgetown, and nearby S.C. rice plantations. 1969.
  • Historic Beaufort gem of the South Carolina Sea Islands. 1970.
(1) Halftone is a reprographic process pioneered in the mid-to-late 19th century that simulates continuous-tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size or in spacing, thus generating a gradient-like effect. (Online. Accessed 1/23. https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography/discover/halftone-effects.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halftone.)

(2) Fenner, Marie. Columbia Landmarks. Sandlapper: The Magazine of South Carolina. 1970. Online. Accessed 1/23 .

CREATOR: Fenner, Marie



BODY OF WATER: Savannah River

CONDITION: Very good.  A couple of very short marginal tears closed archivally from the verso.

COLORING: Color halftone offset lithograph attributed bottom right: Charleston Lithograph Co.


SIZE: 22 " x 18 "


PRICE: $695


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