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 Isles of Scilly from a French edition of Greenville Collins' "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot". Enhanced with very attractive later hand colouring this would make a handsome map for display.
A fascinating and detailed sea chart covering the archipelago of the Isles of Scilly off Cornwall, England. The detail includes soundings, shoals, rocks and anchorages as well as settlements ashore, including individual buildings such as castles, windmills. A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper, with central fold as issued, blank verso. Fine condition other than some old creasing and wear along the original centre fold. Free of repairs or restoration.24" x 19" (610mm x 490mm) 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 means to execute its planned invasion of Britain. P GUARANTEED OVER 260 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS.
The item "ISLES OF SCILLY, Greenville Collins Sea Chart original antique map 1757" is in sale since Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "lindisfarne2" and is located in Shrewsbury.This item can be shipped worldwide.