15 WAGHENAER, A chart of Poland / Virtual Map Fair 163


Description: WAGHENAER, L. J.
Title: De caerte ofte zee cuften van Pruijssen, met zijne haffen ofte groote Rivieren. . .
Published in: Leiden, Plantijn, 1585

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

Condition: Paper slightly age-toned. Some marginal re-enforcement of paper along upper right margin. Small worm holes along center fold. Else good condition.
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A detailed chart of part of the coastline of Poland and the city of Danzig (Gdansk). Decorated by a title, scale and descriptive cartouche, a compass rose, several vessels and sea monsters, and depictions of mountains, small villages and trees. A very early edition rare 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: 1630074
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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