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Stock# 61810
Description

Striking full color example of Wagenhaer's map the French Bretagne Coastline, showing the western most part of Bretagne, centered on the area around Brest and Crozon.

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.