Collins, Greenville

1750

Antique Chart of the Shetland Islands

Part of the Maine Island of Shetland To the Rt Honorable Daniel Earle of Nottingham. This chart is most humbly dedicated & presented by Capt. Greenvile Collins, Hydroghe. to the King'

DESCRIPTION: Antique sea chart of the eastern portion of the Shetland island of the "Mainland", a part of Scotland. Includes the islands of Bressay (Brassey) and Noss (Nos). Noted are the villages of Lerwick, Heoghan, Laxford and many more.

Decorative antique eighteenth century copperplate nautical sea chart, printed on thick paper ca. 1750. Attribution for engraving at bottom left to "H. Moll"- Herman Moll.

From Captain Greenville or Greenvile Collins "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot: being a new and exact survey of the sea-coast of England and Scotland from the river of Thames to the westward and northward ...".

Greenville Collins was an officer of the Royal Navy and prominent hydrographer who was commissioned by King Charles II in 1676 and appointed by Samuel Pepys to chart the coasts of Great Britain. The resulting atlas - Great Britain's Coasting Pilot - was the first original sea atlas to be produced by an Englishman.

CREATOR: Collins, Greenville

PUBLICATION DATE: 1750

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Scotland

BODY OF WATER: North Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Light age toning. On heavy paper. Washed. Two small strips added archivally to verso to strengthen the centerfold.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Herman Moll

SIZE: 22 " x 18 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $240


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