The Isle of Man
DESCRIPTION: This beautiful nautical chart of the Isle of Man c. 1760 is depicted with rhumb lines, soundings, an ornamental title cartouche and two sailing vessels. Features a view of Peel Castle in upper right. From one of the many editions of Greenville Collin's 'Great Britain's Coasting Pilot', published from 1693 to 1792.
Strong graphic composition and attractive subdued coloring make this nautical chart an excellent candidate for display and decoration. Inscribed: "To the Right Honorable William Earle of Derby, Lord of Ye Isle of Man & This map is humbly dedicated by Capt. G. Collins." Oriented North to right of chart.
TITLE: The Isle of Man
BODY OF WATER: Irish Sea
CONDITION: Very Good.
Highly decorative chart of this area. No foxing or stains. Paper is light considering the age of this item.
Repairs on verso near the vertical fold strengthen three small tears one which intrudes about 1/2 inch past the neat line. Tears hardly visible. You will be proud to display this one in the finest setting.
COLORING: Beautifully colored, probably contemporary.
ENGRAVER: Herman Moll
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