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Antique Sea Chart of Dartmouth by Capt. Greenville Collins

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A 17th century Chart of Dartmouth from The British Coasting Pilot by Captain Greenville Collins. Featuring a highly decorative title cartouche.

Condition: Good imprint, later hand colouring, marginal loss to right side with repairs and some discolouration, priced accordingly.

Title: An antique map chart of Dartmouth dated c.1695 by Greenville Collins
Medium: Copperplate line engraving. Image Size: 460 x 572mm, 18 x 22.5 " approx.
Order No. 3059 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 517 x 628mm, 20.25 x 24.75 " approx.
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Biography:
Capt. Greenville Collins
In 1683 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 Dartmouth by Capt. Greenville Collins

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