Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

Dartmouth, England: A Hand-Colored 17th Century Sea Chart by Captain Collins

$2,775

About

This hand-colored sea chart of the area around Dartmouth, England is from "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot. Being a New and Exact Survey of the Sea-Coast of England", first published in 1693. It depicts the city of Dartmouth, England and its surrounding waterways. Three insets in the lower chart demonstrate the topographic elevations of the coastline. These sea charts by Captain Greenvile Collins (1643-1694) are beautiful, colorful and striking, as well as historically very important to the British navy for approximately 100 years. Captain Collins was appointed “His Majesty’s Hydrographer” by King Charles II and asked to survey the coast of Great Britain and plot all of the harbors, rivers and islands, etc. This took seven years and the resulting charts were first published in 1693. They were published until 1792. We have 16 sea charts from this series that are all the same size and are framed and matted identically. The frames are a unique plexiglass sleeve design, measuring 27.75" x 23' x 0.5" and the mats are a cream color. There is a central fold, as issued and a tiny spot in the right lower corner. The chart is otherwise in excellent condition. The provenance for these sea charts is very interesting. They were owned by Tom Perkins, who is considered one of the fathers of Silicon Valley. He was one of the founders of Kleiner Perkins Cauffield and Byers, the first big and most influential Silicon Valley venture capital company. Perkins himself was an avid sailor and had at the time the largest and most technologically advanced sailing yacht in the world, the Maltese Falcon. I have 16 of his sea charts that are all the same size and are framed and matted identically. The frames are a unique plexiglass sleeve design.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 27.75 in. (70.49 cm)Depth: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Paper,Engraved
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Late 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    1693
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: # 32471stDibs: LU5206220491632

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Ships From: Alamo, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
5.0
Located in Alamo, CA
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
1stDibs seller since 2020
10 sales on 1stDibs
More From This Seller
  • Plymouth, England: A Hand-Colored 17th Century Sea Chart by Captain Collins
    By Captain Greenvile Collins
    Located in Alamo, CA
    This hand-colored sea chart of the area around Plymouth, England from "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot. Being a New and Exact Survey of the Sea-Coast of England", first published in 1...
    Category

    Antique Late 17th Century English Maps

    Materials

    Paper

  • Flanders, Holland & Norfolk: Hand-Colored 17th Century Sea Chart by Collins
    By Captain Greenvile Collins
    Located in Alamo, CA
    This hand-colored chart of the seas about Flanders, Holland, Frisia, and Norfolk is from "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot. Being a New and Exact Survey of the Sea-Coast of England" by...
    Category

    Antique Late 17th Century English Maps

    Materials

    Paper

  • Edinburgh, Scotland Coast: A 17th Century Hand-Colored Sea Chart by Collins
    By Captain Greenvile Collins
    Located in Alamo, CA
    This hand-colored sea chart is entitled "Edinburgh Firth" from "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot. Being a New and Exact Survey of the Sea-Coast of England" by Captain Greenville Collin...
    Category

    Antique Late 17th Century English Maps

    Materials

    Paper

  • 17th Century Hand-Colored Map of Southeastern England by Mercator and Hondius
    By Gerard Mercator
    Located in Alamo, CA
    A 17th century copperplate hand-colored map entitled "The Sixt Table of England" by Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius, published in Amsterdam in 1635 in 'Cosmographicall Descriptio...
    Category

    Antique Mid-17th Century Dutch Maps

    Materials

    Paper

  • Northern Scotland: A 17th Century Hand-colored Map by Mercator
    By Gerard Mercator
    Located in Alamo, CA
    A framed hand-colored 17th century map of Northern Scotland by Gerard Mercator entitled "Scotiae pars Septentrionalis", published in Amsterdam in 1636. It is a highly detailed map of...
    Category

    Antique 1630s Dutch Maps

    Materials

    Paper

  • "Africa Vetus": a 17th Century Hand-Colored Map by Sanson
    By Nicolas Sanson
    Located in Alamo, CA
    This original hand-colored copperplate engraved map of Africa entitled "Africa Vetus, Nicolai Sanson Christianiss Galliar Regis Geographi" was originally created by Nicholas Sanson d...
    Category

    Antique Late 17th Century French Maps

    Materials

    Paper

You May Also Like

Atlas Minor Du Monde World Geography 1695 17th Century in Hand Colored
By Pierre Mortier
Located in Diest, Vlaams Brabant
World Atlas Minor world107 detailed maps and overviews Hand colored 17th century, dated 1695 Complete with minor and old original paper restoration.
Category

Antique 17th Century Dutch Renaissance Books

Materials

Paper

Ebony Veneered Captain's Chest or Strong Box 'Coffre Fort', 17th Century
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A strongbox was a type of travelling chest and these types of boxes were more common in England than anywhere else where they were fabricated between 1660 and 1720. The earliest proo...
Category

Antique Late 17th Century Dutch Dutch Colonial Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass

Early 17th Century Sculpture
Located in Copenhagen, K
Amazing Baroque sculpture of a woman wearing a crown in original paint. Her hands are missing. Colors are untouched, recently cleaned off from a thick dark coating, I have images fro...
Category

Antique Early 17th Century French Baroque Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Oak

17th Century Flamish Puttis
Located in Esbeek, NL
Beautiful 17th century Flamish puttis, later polychrome Provenance: Capucijnenklooster Brugge Flamish oakwood.
Category

Antique 17th Century Belgian Religious Items

Materials

Wood

Mortar, Bronze, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Mortar. Bronze. XVII century. Cylindrical bronze mortar with hollowed-out mouth, two solid semicircular handles on the sides and a relief decoration composed of a band at the top ...
Category

Antique 17th Century European Baroque Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Mortar, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Mortar in bronze of the 17th century, decorated with ribs in the form of pillared pilasters and, in the planes, cartouches with the representation of Saint Michael the Archangel in r...
Category

Antique 17th Century European Baroque Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Mortar, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Mortar in bronze of baroque epoch, with structure in the form of inverted bell with circular flat base and exvasada mouth. It is decorated with embossed columns in relief, obtained t...
Category

Antique 17th Century European Baroque Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bronze

17th Century Map of Cumberland County in Northwest England Printed by John Speed
By John Speed
Located in Middleburg, VA
Rare extremely early map of the county of Cumberland in the Northwest of England. Printed by John Speed, hand colored. Excellent condition. English. Dated 1610. Measures: 23” H 27...
Category

Antique Early 17th Century English Maps

Materials

Paper

Chapel, Walnut Wood, 17th Century
By Spanish School
Located in Madrid, ES
Chapel. Walnut wood, 17th century. Chapel for private oratory made of carved walnut wood and decorated with architectural elements of classicist inspiration (triangular split pedime...
Category

Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Walnut

17th Century Copper Alms Plate
Located in San Francisco, CA
A 17th century or earlier large copper alms dish or alms plate.
Category

Antique 17th Century European Religious Items

Materials

Copper

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery