On offer: an original i. Not a later reproduction attractive and scarce map of Devon. The map has outline colour. The map has a vignette showing King William Landing November 5th 1688.The map covers the coast from Exmouth and Topsham in the south to Salcombe in the north centred on Dartmouth. DATE PRINTED : 1693 or shortly afterwards. SIZE : The printed area including titles is approx. 22.5" x 18" (57 cm x 46 cm) with a centre fold as issued. ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER : Drawn by Captain Greenville Collins and engraved by John Harris.
PROVENANCE: The map was first published. In'Great Britain's Coasting Pilot'.
TYPE : Antique copper plate engraving printed on paper. VERSO : There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is blank.
Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not significant unless otherwise stated. AUTHENTICITY : This is an authentic antique print, published at the date stated above. I do not offer reproductions.
It is not a modern copy. The term'original' when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique. BACKGROUND INFORMATION : Captain Greenville Collins (also spelt Greenvill or Greenvile) was an English captain and officer of the Royal Navy.
In 1676 he served as a master of the Speedwell. Based on his journal of the voyage, Charles II drew attention to him and commissioned him to survey the coasts of Great Britain in 1681. In 1693 he published his atlas Great Britain's Coasting Pilot containing tide tables, coastal views, and 49 sea charts of the coasts of England and Scotland. Until the 19th century, 21 additional editions appeared. The sea charts were not very accurate, but an enormous advance against older charts.
Collins was not only the first English hydrographer, but also one of the best. The item "1693 Original & Rare Chart of South Devon by Capt Greenville Collins" is in sale since Thursday, May 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps".
The seller is "kevin-steele" and is located in Marlow. This item can be shipped worldwide.