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The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13

Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer (c.1553-1606) was one of many Dutchmen who sailed the trading waters from Holland as far afield as Spain and the Baltic Sea. He retired from the sea in 1579 and began production of charts using the knowledge he had gained. Part one of the ‘Spieghel der Zeevaerdt’ was published to critical acclaim in 1583, the second part followed in 1585. They are the first modern published sea charts and were engraved by the van Deutecom brothers. They were both functional and of great artistic merit. This rare chart is in its second state with both Dutch and Latin titles and depicts the coast of England from St. Ives round to Plymouth in Cornwall and displays the Sorlinges or Scilly Islands. This was first printed in 1583 and for the following edition in 1585 a Latin title was added to the plate as here. ‘Scarcer Maps of the Isles of Scilly’ no. 2; Koeman (1967-70) IV p. 474 no. 20a; Palmer (1963) no. 1; Quixley (1966) no. 2.
WAGHENAER, Lucas Jansz.

Zee Caerte van Engelants Eijndt, alsoe hem Tselfde Landt Verthoont Beginnede van Sorlinges tot Pleijmondt

Amsterdam, 1583-[85]
330 x 520 mm., dark impression, light soiling and staining to margins, paper fault to lower right margin, some small holes filled with old paper at centrefold, only visible from the verso, otherwise a very good example.
Stock number: 4135
£ 1,950
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