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COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile


Published: Great Britain Coasting Pilot. 1760

Stock code: 53229

Price: £300

Sale Price: £120

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Sea Chart of Holyhead, North Wales, with rhumb lines and soundings. North to the left of map. Title in ornamental cartouche at lower left. Inset views of coastline as seen from various positions at sea (‘Holyhead Nb.E 4 leagues’). 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. Expert repairs to margins and centrefold. Very good condition Size: 56.5 x 44 cm. (22 x 17 inches)

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