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Stock# 2789
Description

Striking full color example of Wagenhaer's map the Spanish Coastline, between Rio de Sella and Aviles. Villa Vicosa, Sanson, Gujon, Tores and C. de Pennas also named. Includes 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.