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Old Sea Chart of South Devon by Greenville Collins

Old Sea Chart of South Devon by Captain Greenville Collins circa 1720
Antique Chart detail A Chart of Soth Devon Detail B Antique Chart Detail C Click to view larger details.

An 18th century Chart of South Devon from The British Coasting Pilot by Captain Greenville Collins. Featuring a highly decorative title cartouche which depicts an event contemporary to the survey, the 'Landing of King William, Nov. 5th 1688' in Torbay.

Condition: Good, slight water stain to lower margin.

Title: An antique map chart of South Devon dated c.1720 by Greenville Collins
Medium: Copperplate line engraving. Image Size: 460 x 572mm, 18 x 22.5 " approx.
Order No. 2217 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 517 x 628mm, 20.25 x 24.75 " 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.

Old sea chart of South Devon by Capt. Greenville Collins

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