COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile.
[LAND’S END AND THE SCILLY ISLES].
This sea chart shows the south western tip of Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, and the sea to the south. Dedicatory cartouche to ‘the Hon. the Governor, deputy Govornor and Committees of the East India Company …’ Rhumb lines and soundings. .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.
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Copper engraving. Later colour. Expert repairs to margins, a few soil marks at lower right. Very good condition. Size: 56.5 x 44.5 cm.