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COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile

[Moray Firth]

Published: Great Britain Coasting Pilot. 1760

Stock code: 53236

Price: £400

Sale Price: £160

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Chart of the Moray Firth in NE Scotland, with soundings and rhumblines. North to right of map.Dedicatory cartouche to Lord Viscount Torbat 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

Copper engraving. Later colour. Expert repairs to margins and centrefold Size: 56 x 44 cm. (22 x 17 inches)

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