Auction 113, Lot 401

"The River Avon From the Severn to the Citty of Bristoll", Collins, Capt. Greenvile

Subject: England

Period: 1723 (circa)

Publication: Great Britain's Coasting Pilot

Color: Hand Color

36.2 x 15.5 inches
91.9 x 39.4 cm

A superb chart of the river from Bristol to the coast. The large title cartouche is flanked by a river god and goddess and features a large sailing ship passing through the narrow Clifton Gorge. Numerous ships are shown in the Severn Estuary where a compass rose oriented the chart with north in the bottom right corner. Second state with the dedication cartouche to Robert Yate, Mayor of Bristol.

References: MCC-58 #46.

Condition: A

Printed on two joined sheets, with vertical folds, as issued. Folds professionally reinforced. A couple of extraneous creases with minor surface soil, still overall very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/7/2005