Antique Print-SEA CHART-WALES-HOLY ISLAND-SKERRIES-ANGLESEY-Collins-1693

Price: € 232,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: ''Holy-Head […].'' - Sea chart of the coast of Wales, island Holy Island and part of Anglesey. This includes the Skerries. Depth soundings are indicated, as well as geographical features inland. A compass rose, decorative cartouche and sailing ships scattered in the sea. A small inset coast profile lower right.
Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. A crease just left of the middle fold. Some soiling in the margin edges. 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. 59.5 x 49.1 cm. The image size is ca. 56.6 x 44.3 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 23.4 x 19.3 inch. The image size is ca. 22.3 x 17.4 inch.
Part Number: 64400
Location: GK-249
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.