Capt Greenville Collins - Antique Sea Chart - Falmouth
Title: DARTMOUTH 'To Sir PETER KILLEGREW. Baronet. This MAP is Dedicated and Presented by Capt. GREENVILLE COLLINS. Hyd. to ye KING'
Publication: The British Coasting Pilot. Page 18.
Description: An 18th century Chart of Falmouth Harbour from The British Coasting Pilot by Captain Greenville Collins. Featuring a highly decorative title cartouche. Also features an inset of Helford Sound and two views of the headlands with Pendennis Castle.
Condition: Good paper, folding copy as published. Later hand colouring..
Image size: 460 x 572mm, 18 x 22.5 " approx.
Order No. 3292
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.