Antique Print-SEA CHART-SHETLAND ISLANDS-MAINLAND-BRASSEY-Collins-1693

Price: € 232,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: ''Part of the Maine Island of Shetland.'' - A map of the middle part of Mainland Shetland. This includes the island Brassey and shows Gletness and Eswick. Depth soundings along the coast, rocks and shoals, and with a small inset map detailing the bay near Catfirth. With a decorative cartouche and scale bare lower right.
Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Sheet a little browned overall. A small spot of surface damage in the left side of the image (with an old restoration). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 57.6 x 46.6 cm. The image size is ca. 55.7 x 43.9 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 22.7 x 18.3 inch. The image size is ca. 21.9 x 17.3 inch.
Part Number: 64394
Location: GK-229
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.