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Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer:  Die Zee Custen van Galissien, van Capo Daviles off tot Ortegal . . .

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Title: Die Zee Custen van Galissien, van Capo Daviles off tot Ortegal . . .

Map Maker: Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1590 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20.5 x 13 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $2,400.00

Inventory ID: 39921


Description:

Decorative example of Wagenhaer's map of the northwestern coast of Spain, from Ortiguera to Cape Aviles.

The chart is one of Waghenaer's most decorative productions, with 3 sea monsters, 2 sailing ships, a compass rose, and 2 decorative cartouches, soundings, and anchorages.

Profiles of the coast near Aviles and Ortiguera are shown.

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.

A striking example from a French edition of Waghenaer's pilot.


Condition Description: Minor repairs at centerfold. Slight mat burn in margins.


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