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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

COLLINS, Greenvile. [Sea chart of Fowey and Mounts Bay, Cornwall]
Fowey & Mounts-Bay Is Most Humbly Presented And Dedicates to the Right Reverend Father in God Jonathan Lord Bishop of Bristoll, by Capt. Greenvile Collins, Hydrographr. To the King. London: Mount & Page, c.1738. 480 x 580mm.
Sea chart of the west bank of the mouth of the river Fowey with towns, churches and castles. In the top left corner is an inset map of Mounts Bay with St Michael's Mount, Penzance and Mouse Hole. An elaborate cartouche holds the title and dediication. The chart was publshed in 'Great Britain’s Coasting Pilot', an atlas of 48 charts of British waters surveyed by Captain Greenvile Collins between 1681-88. Collins, who was made Hydrographer to King Charles II in 1679, was sponsored by Trinity House, the corporation in charge of Britain's lighthouses, buoys and other navigational aids, to whom this chart is dedicated.
[Ref: 17855]    £270.00 ($326 • €295 rates)


 Scotland 

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 ($580 • €524 rates)


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