Collins, Greenvile

1750

Antique chart of the coast near Leith, Scotland

To the Right Honorable Sir James Fleming, Lord Provost of ye City of Edenburgh and ye rest of ye Honorable council of said Burgh. This map is humbly dedicated by Capt. Greeville Collins, Hydrographer to the King.

DESCRIPTION: Antique chart of the city of Leith, Scotland (North and South Leith) and the surrounding coastline by Greenville Collins. With an attractive inset view "Prospect of Leith from the East" showing Leith Harbour, with square-rigged sailing ships anchored behind the pier. With one of the earliest available street plans of Leith, showing the bridge across the Water of Leith linking the two halves of the city. That bridge, originally built in the late 15th century, was demolished in 1780.

From one of the many editions of Greenville Collin's 'Great Britain's Coasting Pilot', published from 1693 to 1792. At top left angels hover holding a sheet on which is drawn a elevation view of a castle with three domed towers and three gates, each with a portcullis. Suggested by one writer to be a coat-of-arms, the actual meaning of the image is unkown.

CREATOR: Collins, Greenvile

PUBLICATION DATE: 1750

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Scotland

BODY OF WATER: Firth of Forth

CONDITION: Good.  On thick wove paper. Image somewhat light. Wide margins. With minor age-toning and a few light stains. Trace of binder's stub on verso.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 22 " x 17 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $325


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