Collins, Greenville

1757

Greenville Collins Chart of the Dart River and Dartmouth, England

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Dartmouth. To the Right Honorable George Lord Dartmouth, M[aste]r Generall of his Majesty’s Ordnance &c … Capt. Greenvile Collins

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Attractive, colorful antique nautical chart of the Dart River and the small village of Dartmouth along the western bank. An inset chart of Tarr Bay at top center surrounded by a leafy border. At bottom are three inset coastal elevation views of the entrance to the Dart River as seen from offshore. Notable features include Dartmouth Castle, Kingsward Castle, Old Mill Bay, Combe Point, Blackstone rock, the small village of Dittason, and Gemton Bay.

From one of the many editions of Greenville Collin's 'Great Britain's Coasting Pilot', published from 1693 to 1792. Captain Greenville Collins began his career as an officer in the Royal Navy. Charles II appointed Collins to the role of Hydrographer to the King in 1683 and placed him in command of the Royal yacht, Merlin. Collins was subsequently appointed by Samuel Pepys to record the coastline of Britain. The Merlin is cited as the first British warship dedicated to marine survey work.

CREATOR: Collins, Greenville

PUBLICATION DATE: 1757

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: England

BODY OF WATER: Dart River

CONDITION: Good.  Good impression and strong thick paper. A bit of browning and foxing.

COLORING: Old hand coloring.

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SIZE: 22 " x 18 "

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PRICE: $


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