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COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile

[Lerwick Harbour, Shetland].

Published: Great Britain Coasting Pilot. 1693.

Stock code: 53241

Price: £400

Sale Price: £160

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Attractive chart of the Shetland coast around the capital, Lerwick, with soundings, rhumb lines, ship at sea, and at lower right a dedicatory cartouche to ‘Daniel Earl of Nottingham’. 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 and was used by the British Navy for many years. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm

Copper engraving. Later colour. Expert repairs to margins and centrefold. A little browned in places Very good condition Size: 56 x 44 cm. (22 x 17 inches).

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