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Striking full color example of Wagenhaer's important early sea chart of the Channel, between Dover & Calais.

Includes a sea monsters 3 sailing ships, a compass rose, grazing sheep near Dover, an large cow near Dunkirk, and 2 decorative cartouches, soundings, and anchorages. Profiles of the Coast near are shown.

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 region and the earliest decorative sea chart of the region.