Antique Print-SEA CHART-ENGLAND-HARTLEPOOL-SCARBOROUGH-BRIDLINGTON-Collins-1693

Price: € 232,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: ''Burlington Bay, Scarbrough & Hartlepoole.'' - Three maps of the East England coast on one sheet: the bay near Bridlington, the coast near Hartlepool and the coast near Scarborough. With depth soundings and compass roses. A decortative cartouche top left.
Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Sheet edges a little soiled. Some soiling in the image area. A small stain in the center of the sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving, hand coloured on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 59.3 x 49 cm. The image size is ca. 56.4 x 44.2 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 23.3 x 19.3 inch. The image size is ca. 22.2 x 17.4 inch.
Part Number: 64393
Location: GK-227
Description: From "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot", published from 1693 to 1764. The Great Britain Coasting Pilot was the result of the first systematic survey of British coastal waters. It took eight years to complete, and was used by the Royal Navy for navigating British waters for many years. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Greenville Collins'. Capt. Greenville Collins (1643-1694). Collins was an officer of the Royal Navy and prominent hydrographer, who was commissioned by King Charles II in 1676 and appointed by Samuel Pepys (then Secretary to the Admiralty), to chart the coasts of Great Britain. The resulting atlas - Great Britain's Coasting Pilot - was the first original sea atlas to be produced by an Englishman.