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:  Harwich, Woodbridg and Handfordwater, with the Sands from the Nazeland and to Hosely Bay.

    Freeman Collins, London, 1693-1792

    Decorative antique sea chart of Harwich, Essex on the east coast of England. Shows the coastline from Hollesley to Walton-on-the-Naze with Shotley Gate, Felixstowe, Bawdsey and the estuaries of...

    Harwich, Woodbridg and Handfordwater, with the Sands from the Nazeland...
    11786

    Coloured sea chart of Harwich, Essex, England. Printed in London by Freeman Collins in 1693.

    520,00 €
  • 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:  Milford-Haven - To His Grace Henry Duke of Beaufort, and Earle of Worcester, Baron Herbert of...

    Freeman Collins, London, 1693-1792

    Decorative antique sea chart of Milford Haven in Wales. Shows the natural harbour Milford Haven Waterway formed by the Pembroke River and the Daugleddau estuary. With many place names, including...

    Milford-Haven - To His Grace Henry Duke of Beaufort, and Earle of...
    11788

    Coloured sea chart of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Printed in London by Freeman Collins in 1693.

    490,00 €
  • 1693 - Greenville Collins

    Greenville Collins:  Plymouth - To The Rt. Honble. Arthur Earle Of Torrington, Baron Herbert of Torbay.

    Freeman Collins, London, 1693-1792

    Decorative antique nautical chart of the Plymouth Sound in southwest England. Shows the bay from the Rame Church to Newton Ferrers. In addition to Plymouth numerous places are mentioned,...

    Plymouth - To The Rt. Honble. Arthur Earle Of Torrington, Baron Herbert...
    11789

    Coloured sea chart of Plymouth, Devonshire, England. Printed in London by Freeman Collins in 1693.

    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:  This Chart of Kingsale Harbour...

    Freeman Collins, London, 1693-1792

    Decorative antique sea chart of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland. Shows the coastline from the lighthouse at the Old Head of Kinsale to Ballymacus. Kinsale Harbour at the mouth of the River Bandon...

    This Chart of Kingsale Harbour...
    11787

    Coloured sea chart of Kingsale Harbour, County Cork. Printed in London by Freeman Collins in 1693.

    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 €
  • 1693 - Greenville Collins

    Greenville Collins:  Yarmouth and the Sands about it

    Freeman Collins, London, 1693-1792

    Decorative antique sea chart of Great Yarmouth on the east coast of England. Shows the coastline from Lowestoft to Winterton-on-Sea with Great Yarmouth, Corton, Gorleston-on-Sea and Caister-on-Sea....

    Yarmouth and the Sands about it
    11784

    Coloured sea chart of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Printed in London by Freeman Collins in 1693.

    380,00 €
  • 1693 - Greenville Collins

    Greenville Collins:  The River Humber - Is most Humbly Dedicated and Presented To the Worshipll. Corporation of...

    Freeman Collins, London, 1693-1792

    Decorative antique sea chart of the Humber estuary with parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire at the east coast of England. It shows the Humber from Barton, Kingston-upon-Hull, Paull, Grimsby up to...

    The River Humber - Is most Humbly Dedicated and Presented To the...
    11785

    Coloured sea chart of Humber, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, England. Printed in London by Freeman Collins in 1693.

    380,00 €
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