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Old Sea Chart of Portland Dorset by Greenville Collins

Portland Chart by Capt Greenville CollinsWeymouth Chart South Devon 1693
Portland and Weymouth Chart circa 1750
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An 18th century Chart of Portland and Weymouth from The British Coasting Pilot by Captain Greenville Collins. 'A Draught of Portland the Shambles, and the Race of Portland.' Featuring a decorative title cartouche and text panel with a detailed description of the coastline and races anda compass rose. Engraved by Dunbar.

Condition: Good paper, folding copy as published. Later hand colouring. Marks and old glue to top margin.

Title: An antique map chart of Portland Dorset dated c.1750 by Greenville Collins
Medium: Copperplate line engraving. Image Size: 420 x 620mm, 16.25 x 20.5 " approx.
Order No. 2903 Price: £SOLD Paper Size: 520 x 665mm, 20.5 x 26 " 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 Portland Island by Capt. Greenville Collins

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