Rare sea chart of the coast of northern France and Flanders from the Zeespieghel by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer. Shows the coastline between Nieuwpoort and Dieppe, the English Channel and the south coast of England around Dover and Rye. With Calais, Le Tréport, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Le Crotoy, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Dunkerque. With two decorative cartouches, farm animals, three large sailing ships and sea monsters. In the centre a beautiful compass rose. Engraved by J. van Doetecum. From the Latin edition of Spieghel der Zeevaerdt.
Centrefold partly backed, small losses in the centre of the centrefold backed and redrawn, partly stonger staining, several tears in the image and in the margins backed. Old colours partly refreshed.
Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer was a Dutch skipper and cartographer. His famous sea atlas was published first in 1584, and was called the Spieghel der zeevaerdt (Mariner's mirror).
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