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The Irish Sea].
Great Britain Coasting Pilot. 1760 - Copper engraving. Later colour. Size: 58.3 x 46 cm. (23 x 18 inches) Expert repairs to margin and centrefold. Very good condition Sea chart showing the coast line of England and Wales from Land's End to the Solway Firth, and the eastern coast of Ireland. Numerous soundings arounc coast, rhumblines, compass point at sea shows north to the right. Dedicatory cartouche to 'SR Richard Rooth' at right. Captain Greenvile Collins was an outstanding naval officer who became 'Hydrographer to the King' before the Coasting Pilot was published. The 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 British Navy for many years. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm Tooley, Dictionary of Maps and Map Makers p.125; Moreland & Bannister, Antique Maps p.163
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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