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Antique Sea Chart HARWICH, Shotley, Felixtowe Greenville Collins Original nautical map 1756
Antique Sea Chart HARWICH, Shotley, Felixtowe Greenville Collins Original nautical map 1756
Antique Sea Chart HARWICH, Shotley, Felixtowe Greenville Collins Original nautical map 1756
Antique Sea Chart HARWICH, Shotley, Felixtowe Greenville Collins Original nautical map 1756
Antique Sea Chart HARWICH, Shotley, Felixtowe Greenville Collins Original nautical map 1756

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Antique Sea Chart

HARWICH

Woodbridg and Handfordwater

with the Sands from the Nazeland to Hosely Bay.

by Greenvile Collins (also Greenville)

Published London 1756 by Mount & Page.

An original 18th century copper engraved antique sea chart of the coast around Harwich, Essex and present day Felixtowe.

Covers Harwich, Walton on the Naze (Woulton), Bawdsey (Balsey), Hollesley (Holesley), Shotley Gate, Landguard Fort and the area around present day Felixtowe Port (Felsto Becon).

Enhanced with attractive later hand colouring this would make a handsome map for display.

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

A fascinating and detailed sea chart with the title displayed in a scallop shell cartouche.

A dedication to Samuel Pepys appears in an ornate cartouche with putti, fish and a coat of arms. The original date of engraving of 1686 is also shown.

The detail includes soundings, anchorages, shoals and rocks as well as settlements ashore, including individual buildings.

A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper, with central fold as issued, blank verso.

Fine condition other than minor age related toning in the margins as seen. Lower right corner of margin clipped off, not affecting the printed area. Free of repairs or restoration.

Approx. 24" x 20.5" (640mm x 520mm) overall. Printed area approx. 22.5" x 17.5" (570mm x 450mm).

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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 MA
P GUARANTEED OVER 260 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

D623

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Lindisfarne Prints
Condition
Used

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Antique Sea Chart HARWICH, Shotley, Felixtowe Greenville Collins Original nautical map 1756

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