Auction 128, Lot 13

"Great Britains Coasting Pilot being A New Survey of the Sea Coast", Collins, Capt. Greenvile

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1693 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 16.3 inches
26.2 x 41.4 cm

Uncommon and beautifully engraved sheet filled with allegorical characters, the British coat of arms and merfolk holding a small map of the British Isles. In 1681 Captain Greenville Collins was commissioned by the Admiralty to survey the sea coast of Great Britain. His charts were the most detailed maps of the period and greatly improved the previous work of John Seller.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/20/2009

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