Great Britains Coasting Pilot being a new Survey of the Sea Coast By Captain Greenvile Collins Hydrographer to his Majesty.
Engraved title page, very large margins. 445 x 280mm (17¾ x 11"). Ink stamp of 'Dover Public Library' on reverse.
The title page to the first British sea atlas of British waters, surveyed by Greenville Collins between 1681-88, then first published by Richard Mount in 1693 after five years of preparation. The title is on a shell held aloft by a mer-man, with figures of Britannia and Neptune in his chariot drawn by sea-horses, and other mer-people holding up a sea chart of the British Isles, a cross-staff and a plumb-line. Above is the royal crest. This state has Richard Mount's inscription removed from under the image.
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