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Striking full color example of Wagenhaer's map Swedish and Danish coastlines, centered on the straits between Copenhagen and Malmo
Wagenhaer was a Dutch pilot who produced the first set of effective navigational charts, under the title S piegel 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.