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COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile.

[The Isle of Man and coast of North West England].

Published: London 1760

Stock code: 53251

Price: £450

Sale Price: £180

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Chart of the coast of northwest England from the Mersey to the Solway Firth with adjacent coasts of Scotland and Wales, Isle of Man at upper centre. Compass point at centre shows north to the right of map. Soundings rhumb lines, ships at sea.Two inset coastal silhouettes at lower left. 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.

Copper engraving.. Later colour. Expert repairs to margin, two wormholes on upper margin. Very good condition. Size: 56 x 44 cm.

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