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Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer:  Die Custe va Lijfflandt, met de Eijlanden daer beneffens also hem dat landt aldaer verthoont en in zyn ghedaente is, van Ekeholmen off tot Syburchs ness tho. Tractus Littoralis Livoniae, ab Ekeholmis ad Siburghenssam . . .

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Title: Die Custe va Lijfflandt, met de Eijlanden daer beneffens also hem dat landt aldaer verthoont en in zyn ghedaente is, van Ekeholmen off tot Syburchs ness tho. Tractus Littoralis Livoniae, ab Ekeholmis ad Siburghenssam . . .

Map Maker: Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1584

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20 x 13 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $3,600.00

Inventory ID: 33755


Description:

Finely early example of Wagenhaer's map a portion of the Gulf of Finland, showing Wyburch (Vyborg), Telsborch, Narua, Niewkerck, Reisenburg, and the region just west of St. Petersburg, from Lucas Waghenaer's Spiegel der Zeevaerdt.

Includes sea monsters, sailing ships, compass rose, decorative cartouche, soundings, anchorages and soundings.

Wagenhaer was a Dutch pilot who produced the first set of effective navigational charts, under the title Spiegel der Zeevaerdt.  These gorgeous charts, engraved by Baptist and Jan van Doetecum, embody the latest contemporary knowledge of navigation and position finding and set the standard which was followed for more than a century. Waghenaer's charts are magnificent works of art, which are highly sought after by collectors.

An essential map for collectors of the region and the earliest decorative sea chart of the region.


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