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The titlepage to Greenvile Collins' sea atlas
The titlepage to Greenvile CollinsGreenvile Collins.
Great Britains Coasting Pilot Being a New Survey of the Sea Coast By Cap.t Greenvile Collins Hydrographer to his Majesty.
London, Mount & Page, c.1760. 445 x 270mm. The title page to the first sea atlas of British waters, with allegorical figures including Britannia and Neptune. A chart of the British isles is held up by a pair of mer-people. Above the title are the arms of William III.
Greenvile Collins was commissioned to survey the waters of Britain by Samuel Pepys in his roll as Secretary to the Admiralty.



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