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Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer:  Die Caerte vande Zeekusten van biscaien, Zeer quade havens voer groote Schepen Tussche Rio de Sella e Aviles . . .

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Title: Die Caerte vande Zeekusten van biscaien, Zeer quade havens voer groote Schepen Tussche Rio de Sella e Aviles . . .

Map Maker: Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1584

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 20 x 13 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $3,400.00

Inventory ID: 48326


Description:

Fine example of Wagenhaer's map the Spanish Coastline, between Rio de Sella and Aviles.

The map provides a highly detailed treatment of the Spanish Coastline, with profile views along the top.   The cities of Villa Vicosa, Sanson, Gujon, Tores and C. de Pennas, also named.

The decorative embellishments includes a sailing ship, sea monsters, a large compass rose and other decorative features.

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 Spain and Coastal Charts, one of the most decorative of all of Waghenaer's sea charts.


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