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COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile.

BURLINGTON BAY, SCARBROUGH AND HARTLEPOOL.

Published: London 1760

Stock code: 53260

Price: £295

Sale Price: £118

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Chart in three parts, with Burlington Bay, above, Hartlepool at lower left, and Scarborough at lower right. Each map shows north to the right, has sandbanks, soundings and rhumb lines. Decorated cartouche at top 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 Royal 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, centrefold. Very good condition. Size: 56.5 x 44.5 cm.

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