Auction 108, Lot 323

"The East Coast of Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Shetland", Collins, Capt. Greenvile

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1693 (circa)

Publication: Great Britain's Coasting Pilot

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 17.2 inches
55.9 x 43.7 cm

Uncommon sea chart of the coastal area including Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, and Inverness. Decorated with an ornate title cartouche incorporating the scale of miles, rhumb lines, a coat-of-arms, and sailing ships. In 1681 Captain Greenville Collins was commissioned by the Admiralty to survey the sea coast of Great Britain. His charts were the most detail maps of the period and greatly improved the previous work of John Seller.

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Condition: A

Some creases and repaired tears in margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/29/2004

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