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RYE, EAST SUSSEX, Winchelsea, Greenville Collins Sea Chart antique map 1757

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CARTE DU PORT DE RYE

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

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 port of Rye, East Sussex from a French edition of Greenville Collins' "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot".

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

A fascinating and detailed sea chart covering the estuary of the River Rother and the old port of Rye, with Winchelsea, Camber and surrounding area. Scarce.

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, not folded, blank verso.

Fine, clean condition.

Approx. 18" x 12" (450mm x 310mm) overall.

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 navigational means to execute its planned invasion of Britain.

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

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