Auction 97, Lot 10

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

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1693 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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 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.


Condition: A

Lightly toned with some soil in margins and a small printer's ink flaw.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/5/2001