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COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile

[Coast of Wales].

Published: Great Britain Coasting Pilot. 1760

Stock code: 53237

Price: £275

Sale Price: £110

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Chart of the coast of Wales with north to the left, soundings and rhumb lines. Five silhouetees of ladnforms from the sea along top edge. Ornate dedicatory cartouche at lower left to ‘Sr Cloudesley Shovell … . Captain Greenvile Collins was an outstanding naval officer who became ‘Hydrographer to the King’ before the Coasting Pilot was published. The Coasting Pilot was the result of the first systematic survey of British coastal waters. It took eight years to complete. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm

Copper engraving. Later colour. Expert repairs to margins. Very good condition Size: 56 x 44 cm. (22 x 17 inches)

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