Title: Holy-Head

By: Collins, Capt Grenville

Map id: 45967
Publisher:
Published date: 1693-1760

Our Price: £150.00
For assistance call +44 (0)1497 820539

Holy-Head

See Fully Magnified Image (Full Detail)

Nautical chart. The map shows depths, low water mark, sunk rock and 3 elevations for use in navigating in sight of the shore. This map has a scale of miles in the lower left corner with dolphins and two figures, one holding a cross and the other a snake. Copper engraved map with later hand colouring. Overall size : 60.5 cms x 50.7cms; image size:563mm x 444mm. Margins have patches of surface browning- see magnified image; right and left margins have waterstains slightly into image; 5.3 cms from foot of centrefold re-inforced on verso; some surface dusting and odd marks in blank areas but a very attractive map nonetheless. . Highly decorative cartouche with putti holding a banner with the title inset and another group holding a shield. Margins browned at edges and with some brown marks; centrefold as published; faint black line in blank area must be flaw in plate; very attractive map despite some surface dusting. The Reign of Charles II was interspersed with wars against the Dutch, principally fought on the high seas. It was soon realised that the Dutch navy had access to better sea charts of English waters than the English themselves. Accordingly, in 1681 Charles II commissioned Captain Greenville Collins to make a survey of the coasts of Great Britain, a task accomplished between 1681 and 1687. During this survey Collins completed 120 manuscript draughts, of which forty-seven were engraved for the Coasting Pilot. The engraving was carried out by some of the leading practitioners of the art, principally John Harris Sr and Herman Moll with James Collins and Nicholas Yeates engraving most of the cartouches..see Wardington Library Sale Catalogue

Subject N. Wales
Map maker Collins, Capt Grenville
Publisher No
Published at year 1693-1760

All our prints and maps are guaranteed to be original old items and not modern reproductions and to have been published around the date given. (An exact date is given when known, otherwise an accurate approximate date is given prefaced by the term 'circa')

Measurements are given in millimetres and centimetres and are given width first followed by height.

The clarity of the photographs should ensure that you have a good idea of the true condition of the item(s) you order. However, should you not be satisfied with them when you receive them, please return them (in the condition purchased), within 7 days of receipt and a full refund will be provided (not including postage costs).

Listed below are our shipping costs for delivery of our antique maps and prints to customers around the world. All items are carefully packaged to protect them from possible damage. Purchase more than one item in a single transaction to make a saving!

In the UK, now, we send either by recorded or registered delivery so that the parcels are trackable - we are happy to send to a work address but please add the name of the organisation or the Post Office will not deliver the parcel.

We will send out parcels within two days of receiving the all clear from the online banking services. Parcels should arrive within 2 to 3 days in the U.K. and within 21 days elsewhere. In the rare and unfortunate case that damage does occur in transit all packaging must be kept.
  

Zone
Cost for the First item
Cost per additional item thereafter
United Kingdom £5.00 £1.00
Europe £9.00 £2.00
North America £10.50 £2.00
Rest of the World £13.50 £2.00

 

Classification of 'Zones'

  • UK: Includes England, Scotland, Wales etc.
  • Europe: Includes Spain, France, Germany etc.
  • North America: Includes USA, Canada etc.
  • Rest of World: Australia, South America etc.

 

Got additional questions about taxation or something else? See our FAQs section for possible answers.