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Antique Sea Chart of The River Thames and the Coast of Kent, Suffolk and Norfolk by Capt. Greenville Collins

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Antique Chart of The Thames
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An 17th century Nautical Chart of The River Thames and the Coast from Kent to The Wash in Norfolk, published in The British Coasting Pilot by Captain Greenville Collins c. 1693. Featuring highly decorative cartouches and a Detailed insert of the Thames and London. Twice the size of most other charts in this atlas.

Condition: Good imprint, later hand colouring, folding copy, loss to bottom centre fold with repairs, reinforcing to back of folds, some age discolouration, priced accordingly.

Title: An antique map chart of The River Thames and the East Coast of England dated c.1695 by Greenville Collins
Medium: Copperplate line engraving. Image Size: 600 x 940mm, 24 x 37 " approx.
Order No. 3057 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 517 x 628mm, 26 x 39 " 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 River Thames by Capt. Greenville Collins

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