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  BRITISH ISLES 
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COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile. [17th Century sea chart of The Orkney Islands]
The Islands of Orkney. London, c.1693. 440 x 560mm. A few wormholes filled.
A detailed sea chart of the Orkney Islands, orientated with north to the right, with Mainland called 'Pomona'. The dedication is to George, Prince of Denmark, husband of Anne Stuart, later Queen Anne. The chart was engraved by Herman Moll published in Collins's 'Great Britain's Coasting Pilot', the first English sea atlas of British waters. It was commissioned in 1676 by Samuel Pepys in his role as Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under Charles II, but not completed until the reign of William III. Collins had produced 120 manuscript charts, of which 48 were engraved. The atlas was so popular that over the next century there were at least fourteen editions, with only occasional revisions.
[Ref: 14225]    £380.00 ($483 • €432 rates)


COLLINS, Capt. Greenvile. [Sea chart of the Firth of Forth from the first English sea-atlas]
[The Firth of Forth.] To the Right Hon.ble Iames Earle of Perth Lord Chancellor of the Kingdom of Scotland, This Chart is humbly dedicated by Capt. Greenvile Collins Hydrographer to the King. London: Mount & Page, c.1750. Coloured, 450 x 560mm.
A sea chart of the mouth of the Firth of Forth marking Edinburgh, 'Lieth', 'Dumfermling', 'North Berwickla' and Dunbar. The dedication cartouche features Scottish martial trophies and mermaids. It was published in an edition of Collins' 'Great Britain's Coasting Pilot, being a New Survey of the Sea Coast', the first English sea-atlas based on personal survey. Undertaken on the orders of Charles II, Collins started his survey in 1681, a task that lasted seven years. The complete atlas was finally completed in 1693, and was so popular that editions were released, with only occasional revisions, until 1792.
[Ref: 14900]    £480.00 ($610 • €545 rates)


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