Antique Maps by Greenville Collins (*1643 - 1694)

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. The ship was wrecked off Novaya Zemlya, but the crew was rescued. 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. The Coasting Pilot was printed by his cousin Freeman Collins and sold by Richard Mount. 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.

  • 1693 - Greenville Collins

    Greenville Collins:  Falmount

    Freeman Collins, London, 1693-1792

    Decorative antique sea chart of the Falmouth River in Cornwell, the southwestern part of England. Shows the Falmouth Bay and the river from the mouth with Falmouth, Pendennis Castle, Penryn, St...

    Falmount
    11781

    Coloured sea chart of the Falmouth River and Helford River, Cornwell, England. Printed in London between 1693 and 1792.

    490,00 €
  • 1693 - Greenville Collins

    Greenville Collins:  Prospect of Leith from the east - To the Right Honourable Sr. James Fleming, Lord Provost of ye...

    Freeman Collins, London, 1693-1792

    Decorative antique nautical chart of the coast of Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. Shows the coastline with a detailed plan of Leith. The bridge, which was built in the 15th century and demolished in...

    Prospect of Leith from the east - To the Right Honourable Sr. James...
    11782

    Antique nautical sea chart of Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. Printed in London between 1693 and 1792.

    450,00 €
  • 1693 - Greenville Collins

    Greenville Collins:  Fowey & Mounts-Bay ...

    Freeman Collins, London, 1693-1792

    Decorative antique sea chart of the coast of Cornwell, the southwestern part of England. Shows the coastline from Polkerris to Pencarrah Head with Fowey and Polruan. The inset to the upper left...

    Fowey & Mounts-Bay ...
    11780

    Coloured sea chart of Fowey, Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England. Printed in London between 1693 and 1792.

    420,00 €
  • 1693 - Greenville Collins

    Greenville Collins:  [The Firth of Murry] - To the Rt Hon.ble, my Lord Viscount Torbat, Lord Register of the Kingdom...

    Freeman Collins, London, 1693-1792

    Decorative antique sea chart of the Moray Firth on the north coast of Scotland. Shows the coastline from Helmsdale to Burghead with the Tarbet Bay and the Cromarty Firth, Inverness, Fortrose and...

    [The Firth of Murry] - To the Rt Hon.ble, my Lord Viscount Torbat, Lord...
    11783

    Antique sea chart of Moray Firth with Inverness, Scotland. Printed in London between 1693 and 1792.

    380,00 €
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