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Stock# 47397
Description

Nice example of Wagenhaer's map of the Galician Coastline, from Cape Finisterre to Caminha.

The area covered includes Vigo, Pontevedra, Muros, Noia, Ribeira and most of the west facing part of the Northwest Coast of Spain.

Lucas 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.