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ORKNEY Islands. SCOTLAND, Greenville Collins Sea Chart antique map 1757

ORKNEY Islands. SCOTLAND,  Greenville Collins Sea Chart antique map 1757 ORKNEY Islands. SCOTLAND,  Greenville Collins Sea Chart antique map 1757 ORKNEY Islands. SCOTLAND,  Greenville Collins Sea Chart antique map 1757
ORKNEY Islands. SCOTLAND,  Greenville Collins Sea Chart antique map 1757 ORKNEY Islands. SCOTLAND,  Greenville Collins Sea Chart antique map 1757
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CARTE DES PRINCIPAUX PORTS

DES ISLES ORCADES

Contenant

Ports de Cairston, Dear Sound et Wire Sound,

Les Bayes de Kirkwald et de Moonos dans l'Isle Pomone lune des Orcades.

Copiee sur celle du Pilote Costier de la Grande Bretagne de Greenville Collins

by Greenville Collins

Published by Jacques Bellin, Paris 1757 in;

"Carte et Plans de plusiers parties des cotes d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande,

copiees sur celles du Pilote Cotier de la Grande Bretagne, de Greenville Collins"

An original 18th century copper engraved antique sea chart of the main 17th century ports of the Orkney Islands from a French edition of Greenville Collins' "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot".

Scarce.

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

A fascinating and detailed sea chart covering part of Mainland (Pomone) around Kirkwald, Gairsay (Garsey), Wyre, the south part of Rousay (Rowsay), the east part of Shapinsay (Shapinsa), Green Island, and many other smaller islands. Note that north is orientated to the right. Two inset maps appear in the lower corners. One covers Dear Sound on Mainland (Linkness area?) and the other covers Stromness which interestingly depicts the village of Cairston as the more important location. The island of Graemsay and part of Hoy are also included. Upper right are a set of five shore profiles of various approaches.

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

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

Some faint soiling is evident along the original centre fold and margins. The lower margin also bears some chipping and worm damage as seen. Free of repairs or restoration.

Approx. 24" x 19" (610mm x 490mm) overall. Printed area approx. 21.5" x 17" (550mm x 430mm).

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.
The timing of this edition by Jacques Bellin, (chief cartographer to the French navy) was significant at the height of the Seven Years War in 1757.
It equipped the French navy with the means to execute its planned invasion of Britain.

A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 260 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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