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COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile

MILFORD HAVEN and the Islands adjacent

Published: Great Britain Coasting Pilot. 1760

Stock code: 53235

Price: £250

Sale Price: £100

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Chart of the Pembrokeshire coast near to Milford Haven with soundings rhumb lines. Title cartouche at top left surrounded by game birds. 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 and centrefold. Very good condition Size: 56 x 44 cm. (22 x 17 inches)

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