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This EXTREMELY RARE sea chart by Lucas Jansz. Waghenaer was first published in the ‘Thresor der Zeevaert’ in Leiden 1592. It illustrates the east coast of England orientated with the west to the top and extends from Kent northwards to Yorkshire. Following the publication of the folio ‘Spieghel der Zeevaerdt’ in 1583-85, Waghenaer here chose to return to the more familiar horizontal format which his fellow pilots were more familiar with. After selling the rights of the ‘Speighel’ to Cornelis Claesz around 1588-89, he turned to its production.

Following the two Dutch editions of 1592, Claesz took control of printing the ensuing editions which were gradually expanded and updated. By 1602 many of the plates were worn including this one and it was replaced entirely by another engraved by Joshua vanden Ende. This is an example of the first plate and is paginated 29 upper left. Further editions appeared in 1596, 1598, and 1601. it is not known for sure which edition this comes from. Koeman IV pp. 502-6 Wag 19 no. 10A; Schilder ‘Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandici’ 7 pp. 66-71; Shirley (2004) M.Wag3a; Skelton Biographical note to the facsimile.

WAGHENAER, Lucas Jansz.

Beschrijvinge vande Noortcosten van Engelant, mitsgaders de wonderlijcke sanden ende bancken voor de riviere van Londen, Herwits, Iermude ende Lint ghelegen ... Description des costes Septentrionales d'Angleterre; les sablons et bancs estranges, a l'entour de la riviere de Londres, Herwits, Iermude et Lint ...

Amsterdam, 1592-[1601]
190 x 550 mm., in early wash colour, trimmed close along the top towards the corners, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 8765


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