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Auction 102, Lot 360

"The Islands of Orkney", Collins, Capt. Greenvile

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1693 (published)

Publication: Great Britain's Coasting-Pilot

Color: Hand Color

22.2 x 17.2 inches
56.4 x 43.7 cm

Detailed map of the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland. Filled with rhumb lines, compass rose, sailing ships, sounding, anchorages, and other nautical information. Large nautical and military theme dedication cartouche to Georg, Prince of Denmark. Title in ribbon at top, and another drape-style cartouche with information on Scotland. Engraved by Herman Moll.

References: Phillips (A) 4003-45.

Condition: B

Some surface soiling and foxing toned with pastel.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/5/2003