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Antique Sea Chart of The Isles of Scilly by Capt. Greenville Collins

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An 18th century Chart of the Isles of Scilly and Land's End from The British Coasting Pilot by Captain Greenville Collins. Featuring a highly decorative title cartouche.

Condition: Good imprint and margins, minor age discolouration and stains to edges, original printer's crease to top left,folding copy, later hand colouring.

Title: An antique map chart of the Scilly Isles dated c.1750 by Greenville Collins
Medium: Copperplate line engraving. Image Size: 450 x 570mm, 18 x 22.5 " approx.
Order No. 2639 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 486 x 598mm, 19 x 23.5 " approx.
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Capt. Greenville Collins
In 1676 Collins was commissioned by Charles II, and appointed by Samuel Pepys (who was then Secretary to the Admiralty), to chart the coasts of Great Britain and he produced his Great Britain's Coasting Pilot in 1693, this was the first original sea atlas to be produced by an Englishman.

Collins engaged the services of various engravers to cut the plates including Herman Moll, Harris, Moxon and Lamb, final publication was twelve years after the initial commission.

Antique sea chart of the Isles of Scilly by Capt. Greenville Collins

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