15 WAGHENAER, L. /Chart.. coast of Norway/ Virtual Map Fair 163


Description: WAGHENAER, L. J.
Title: Die zee custe van Noorweghen tusschen der Noess en Mardou. . .
Published in: Leiden, Plantijn, 1585

Size: 12.8 x 20.1 inches.
32.5 x 51.0 cm.

Condition: Paper slightly age-toned. Re-enforced of verso of left and right margins. Else good condition.
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A detailed chart of the coast of Norway. Decorated by a colourful title cartouche and scale cartouche, one compass rose, several vessels and sea monsters along the coast, and depictions of animals, mountains and small villages inland. Three coast line profiles. Chart from an early Dutch text edition of this landmark contribution to the science of navigation. Waghenaer''s own personal experiences as a pilot along European coasts were used to compile the Spiegel der Zeevaerdt, the first edition of which was published in Dutch at Leyden in 1584/85 by the house of Plantin. Although advertised as published in 1584 according to Koeman this edition is more likely printed in 1585.
The chart is engraved by the famous artists Baptist and Johannes van Deutecom.
The chart showing soundings, sandbanks, landmarks and coastal profiles.
  • Number: 1630072 (25451)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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