Collins, Greenville

1750

Antique Chart of the South Shetland Islands

The South Part of the Isles of SHETLAND is Dedicated and Presented to Mr. John Colson, Teacher of Mathematics in London by Capt. Greenville Collins

DESCRIPTION: Old engraved antique sea chart of the southern portion of the Shetland Islands, a part of Scotland. Includes the islands of Tronzo, Nebra, West Buro, Bressay (Brassey) and Noss (Nos). Inset chart of Catford Roe with soundings and anchorages noted.

A decorative antique eighteenth century copperplate nautical sea chart, with an authentic sea-worn appearance, printed on thick paper ca. 1750.

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: Fair.  Uniform moderate age toning. Laid to a contemporary backing sheet of laid paper for strength, probably when issued. Washed. Ample margins.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 22 " x 18 "

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PRICE: $240


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