COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile
HOLY ISLAND Staples and Barwick.
Sea chart of Northumberland coast from Sunderland to just south of Berwick. Soundings and rhumb lines, north to lower edge of map. Inset map of Berwick ‘Barwick’) at lower left. Decorated title cartouche at top right. 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
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Copper engraving. Expert repairs to margins and centrefold, tiny binding holes on centrefold Size: 56 x 44 cm.