Striking full color example of Wagenhaer's map the Baltic Coastline from Poest and Rijgstooft to Colberghen, centered on Garsooft. Part of Barnhold is also shown. Includes sailing ships, sea monsters, a large compass rose and other decorative features. 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. An essential map for collectors of the Baltic and Prussia and the earliest decorative sea chart of the region.
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