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COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile

A Large Draught of the DOWNES showing the Sand Shoales Depths of Water and Anchorage with all the Leading markes to avoid the Dangers therein. Survey’d by Capt, Wm. Nunn

Published: London. 1760

Stock code: 53249

Price: £300

Sale Price: £120

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Attractive sea chart of the western coast of Kent from Dover Castle to North Foreland. Rhumb lines, sandbanks, soundings, and two coastal silhouettes around South Foreland on top edge of map. Title cartouche at top right and scale at lower left. The Great Britain Coasting Pilot was the result of the first systematic survey of British coastal waters. It took eight years to complete, and was used by the Royla Navy for navigating British waters for many years. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm.Captain Greenvile Collins was an outstanding naval officer who became ‘Hydrographer to the King’ before the Coasting Pilot was published.

Copper engraving. Later colour. Expert repairs to margins. Very good condition. Size: 54 x 42 cm.

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