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LEITH, EDINBURGH

by Greenvile Collins (also Greenville)

Published London 1756 by Mount & Page.

An original 18th century copper engraved antique sea chart of the coastline around Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland enhanced with attractive later hand colouring.

From Greenville Collins' "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot" published by Mount and Page in 1756.

North is orientated downward.

Leith is covered in detail and an engraved view of the waterfront  from the east is displayed to the upper right.

An attractive cartouche carries a dedication to "Sir James Fleming, Lord Provost of ye city of Edenburgh"

An interesting and attractive sea chart, perfect for framing and display. 

The detail includes anchorages, soundings, shoals, rocks and settlements ashore.

A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper, blank verso.

Some very minor damp staining can be seen around the margins which does not affect the printed area. Two small worm holes can be seen in the upper margin, again not affecting the chart itself. Another two tiny worm holes are also present within the printed area but quite insignificant. Otherwise fine condition, free of repairs or restoration. Centre fold line as issued.

Approx. 24" x 20.5" (620mm x 520mm) overall. 

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Captain Greenville Collins first published his Coasting Pilot in 1693. 
His fine charts transformed navigation around the British coasts and were re-published in various editions for the next 100 years or so. 
They remained largely unchanged throughout this time as testament to Collins original surveys aboard HMS Merlin and HMS Monmouth. 


A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 260 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS
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Brand
Lindisfarne Prints
Condition
Used

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